Providing a regional forum for the hydropower industry


The Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA) provides a regional voice for the hydropower industry, representing the needs of its membership since 1981.

NWHA is dedicated to the promotion of the region's waterpower as a clean, efficient energy while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality which characterize our Northwest region.

Latest News


2016 Fall Workshop and Tour

Postponed until September 2017

2015 Presentations


2017 Annual Conference

February 22-24, 2017
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Portland, Oregon

2017 Conference Registration Open!

2016 Presentations


2017 Technical Seminar

Week of April 17, 2017
Tacoma Area

2016 Presentations


2016 Pumped Storage Workshop

February 18, 2016
This free workshop followed the NWHA Annual Conference at the Portland Marriott.

2016 Presentations


2016 Small Hydro Workshop

September 21 Workshop
Wenatchee Convention Center
September 22 Tour
Columbia Basin small hydro projects and Grand Coulee Dam

2016 Presentations

Hydro Associations Documentary

Interviews with the leadership of North American and International Hydropower Associations.

NWHA is a Contributor to the
Clean Hydro Add Program
Developed for the Industry by
Northwest River Partners