Hydropower Conference 2023


CEATI International’s  Hydropower Conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges that utilities are facing, with specific focus on retrofitting dams for extended life, extreme events and the increased need for flexibility, and opportunities for power plant modernization.

Registration link coming soon!

Event Sponsors
Platinum, Gold & Silver Exhibitors

Supporting Industry Partners


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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Academics


Algonquin Power and Utilities


Ameren Corporation

American Electric Power (AEP)

Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

Avangrid Networks

Avista Corporation


BC Hydro

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

Brookfield BRP Holdings (Canada) Inc.

Bui Power Authority

California Department of Water Resources

Central Rivers Power

Centralia City Light

Chelan County Public Utility District

CMS Energy

Columbia Power Corporation

Con Edison

Denver Water

Douglas County PUD

Duke Energy

Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Electricite de France (EDF)

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)


Energy Keepers Inc.

Entergy Services

Environment Agency


Eugene Water and Electric Board


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FirstLight Power Resources Services

FortisBC Inc.


Genesis Energy

Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA)

Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)

Grant County Public Utility District

Great River Hydro

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Tasmania


Idaho Falls Power

Idaho Power Company

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd


Lewis County PUD

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU)

Manawa Energy

Manitoba Hydro

Maritime Electric

Merced Irrigation District

Mercury Energy

Meridian Energy Ltd.

Minnesota Power

Nalcor Energy

Nelson Hydro

New Brunswick Power

New York Power Authority

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Northern California Power Agency

Northwest Territories Power Corporation

NorthWestern Energy

Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Ontario Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Placer County Water Agency

Portland General Electric

Puget Sound Energy Inc.

Rev Renewables

Rio Tinto Alcan

SA Water

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Salt River Project

San Diego Gas and Electric Company

Saskatoon Light & Power


Seattle City Light

Severn Trent Water Ltd

SHEM Societe Hydro Electrique du Midi

Snohomish County P.U.D. #1

Snowy Hydro Limited

Southern California Edison

Southern Company


Tacoma Power

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

TransAlta Corporation

Turlock Irrigation District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Department of Energy

Uganda Electricity Generation Company


Yuba Water Agency

Yukon Energy Corporation


Over-Arching Conference Theme: Opportunities & Challenges in a Changing Landscape

Theme 1 Details/Subtopics: Dam Safety – Opportunities For Retrofitting Dams & Second Life

       • Regulatory issues

       • Case studies

       • Remote inspections

       • Creating a culture of continuous learning within dam safety organizations

Theme 2 Details/Subtopics: Hydropower Operations & Planning – Flexibility Opportunities and Extreme Events Risks

       • Climate Change projects – building resilience and adapting to change

       • Data informed decision making – looking at predictability, opportunities to use data

       • Technological opportunities – new technology to adapt to a changing landscape

       • Market opportunities – change in the market and its influence on risk policies

Theme 3 Details/Subtopics: Hydropower Plant Equipment – Opportunities For Plant Modernization

       • Supply chain issues & challenges

       • Battery storage integration in hydropower plants

       • Assessing life cycle impacts to improve unit performances and their operational longevity


Presenter Guidlines


Important Dates:

  • Abstracts due: 6 September 2022
  • Presenter award/regret notifications: 1 December 2022
  • Presenter acceptance of opportunity due: 9 January 2023
  • Deadline for draft presentations: 18 January 2023
  • Deadline for final presentations: 17 February 2023


Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International:

  • PowerPoint slides should be 16:9 ratio
  • Presenters must submit slides in PowerPoint format (.pptx/ .ppt) with a maximum of 25 slides
  • Presentations will be distributed to attendees in PDF form
  • Presentation time will be 35 minutes followed by 10 minutes for Q&A (45 minutes in total)
  • All presenters must register for the event and submit headshot and short biography (2-3 sentences)

Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.

When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.

By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.

By entering the event platform, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.

In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or accessing the event platform, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.

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Sponsorship & Exhibitor

Why Exhibit & Sponsor?

      • Network with utilities, manufacturers, service providers, consultants, and world-renowned technical experts

      • Engage with key decision makers in the  industry

      • Gain targeted exposure to potential clients

      • Meet face-to-face with end-users of your company’s products and services

      • Strengthen (or establish) your brand

      • Maintain a competitive edge

      • Expand your industry contacts

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus

Benefits can include:

      • Two all-access passes

      • Recognition acknowledging your support during the event

      • Inclusion of your logo and click-through link on conference website

      • Inclusion of your logo in the Event Guide

      • And much more! For more information or to indicate interest, please contact us

The Exhibition, including all breaks and meals, will be taking place in the Celebrity Ballroom. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. For more information, please contact us

Booths include:

  • Two all-access passes
  • 10x10ft carpeted space, 6ft table, two chairs

Exhibitor Floorplan

Young Professionals

The CEATI Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. All are welcome, but the target audience is those with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The YPG networking event on March 13 will provide a focused, industry-open forum for young professionals to network with their peers across the energy sector, discuss common challenges, and share experiences and strategies for positive career growth.

Sign up for this event by emailing yp@ceati.com.

Location & Accommodations

This event will take place at The Westin Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, CA. Information regarding accommodations can be found below:

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr,
Rancho Mirage, CA
92270, USA

Reserve: Online or 1-877-253-0041

Preferred Rate: $259 USD (plus applicable taxes).

  • To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special  convention rate for the CEATI International Hydro Conference. Preferred  rate only available until February 3, 2023.

Housing Warning!

Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees. It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting CEATI International exhibitors and attendees via email and phone and in general, misrepresenting themselves as an official housing vendor for CEATI International. Room registrations should be made directly with the hotel as described above.

We highly caution you from engaging unauthorized companies because if/when issues arise, CEATI International management does not have the ability to provide assistance in solving them.

Golf Tournament

CEATI is excited tointroduce our inaugural CEATI Golf Tournament! The event will take place on Monday, March 13th at 1PM to 5PM at the Westin RanchoMirage Golf Course. All attendees are welcome to participate.


1:00PM – Boxed lunch served

2:00PM – Tee-off (shotgunstart)


Foursomes: $800USD(self-assigned groups)

Individual Tickets: $175USD

Included in registrations:

  • Boxed     Lunch
  • Drink     Tickets

Deadline to register:February 24th, 2023


Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact conferences@ceati.comfor more information.

Hotel Floorplan


Professional Development

Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences

Did you know that you could be eligible to use your CEATI conference attendance towards professional development hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it to their requirements.

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