2018 Advocacy program

Amplifying industry’s voice

The hydro industry has much at stake in this second session of Congress.  From licensing improvements to regaining favorable tax incentives, there has never been a more important time to expand and amplify our voice.  As a constituent, you play an important role.  The National Hydropower Association is working to unite and mobilize the industry’s voice.   We proudly announce a special hydropower advocacy event in Washington, D.C. during Waterpower Week in Washington April 30 - May 2, 2018.


Monday, April 30, 2018
• 8:00 am – 9:00 am NHA Legislative Committee Meeting
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am Hydro Advocacy 101 Workshop
• 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Capitol Hill Visits


The Waterpower Week program is a great opportunity to understand how federal policies affect the industry and your individual organizations. And through participation in meetings with legislators and staff, you can help drive home to policymakers the unique benefits your companies provide to local communities across America.


All industry members are encouraged to participate: asset owners; project developers; equipment manufacturers; service providers and more.  As citizens and constituents who care about hydropower, you play a vital role in amplifying the importance of hydro and need for policy change.  Be part of our grassroots movement.


Despite hydropower’s proven attributes for reliability, resiliency, clean and affordable energy, federal programs, regulations, energy tax and market policies often fail to recognize this important resource.  Hydropower citizen advocates are in the best position to communicate the changes needed to more appropriately value new and existing hydropower for the benefits it provides.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Rebecca Blood, 2018 advocacy program coordinator, at rkblood@comcast.net or Jeff Leahey, Deputy Executive Director, at Jeff@hydro.org.