As America’s renewable power market prepares for National Clean Energy Week 2020, OceanBased Perpetual Energy announced it has joined the National Hydropower Association and its Marine Energy Council, the nation’s pre-eminent nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy.
“Throughout the United States and its territories, OceanBased is the only company working toward creating clean energy solely from the power of Florida’s Gulf Stream current,” OceanBased Vice President David House noted. “The National Hydropower Association is a respected and galvanizing force that will not only add critical mass to our own ocean energy mission, but create pathways for collaboration with Blue Economy leaders and so many others on multiple levels.”
About the National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable U.S. hydropower. It seeks to secure hydropower’s place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental, energy and economic policy objectives.
The NHA unites the diverse North American hydropower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations like OceanBased gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information within the industry.
The NHA represents more than 200 companies in the North American hydropower industry—from Fortune 500 corporations to family-owned small businesses. Its members include both public and investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, developers, manufacturers, environmental and engineering consultants, attorneys, and public policy, outreach, and education professionals.
Members, which own and operate the majority of the non-federal waterpower generating facilities in the United States, are involved in projects throughout the U.S. hydropower industry, including both federal and non-federal hydroelectric facilities.
Among a packed slate of ongoing and annual events, the NHA hosts Waterpower Week in Washington, the nation’s premier hydropower and marine energy event. Each year, industry professionals and power producers and suppliers converge on the nation’s capital to shape the future of waterpower.
Waterpower Week comprises three co-located conferences rolled into one: The NHA’s Annual Conference, the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium. The series provides the opportunity to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss the issues impacting hydropower and marine energy industry.
The National Hydropower Association is also a member of National Clean Energy Week.