BHA Annual Conference 2016

The BHA Annual Conference is our flagship event and the essential forum for the UK hydropower sector to share experiences, debate key issues, review improvements and consider future opportunities for the industry. 

This year we will be enjoying a truly diverse range of sessions, which include marine energy, maximising hydro in a low-subsidy world, environmental impact assessments, permitting and associated issues, optimising economical water uses in hydropower systems, smarter grid technology, and storage opportunities such as pumped storage as well as battery and stored power for electric cars - Tesla will be displaying one of their latest models in the exhibition area.

We are very pleased that Paul Wheelhouse MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, will be delivering a keynote address on the morning of the 9th November.

Everyone in the sector is involved, including developers, consultants, manufacturers and service providers. If you are involved or have an interest in hydropower, this is the event you cannot afford to miss.

This conference and exhibition sits at the heart of the hydropower industry in the UK, representing an outstanding opportunity to meet and engage with industry professionals, hear from some of the sector's leading speakers and practitioners, and work together to overcome the challenges ahead and reflect on our changing hydropower landscape.

There is a range of bespoke exhibition and display packages, offering a superb way to maximise your profile and gain exposure before, during and after the conference. 

The entertaining and stimulating conference dinner on the evening of the 8th November provides a terrific opportunity to relax with delegates, colleagues and friends. This year we are delighted to be joined by our after-dinner speaker, the ex-England, Lancashire and Durham cricketer, Graeme Fowler, who will regale us with his wonderfully funny tales, from facing a cricket ball bowled at 90mph to biting Elton John's wife........

Support our event and support the UK hydro Industry. We have no shareholders and we are funded entirely through membership and event revenues. All proceeds from this event will be invested into developing the UK hydro industry.


  • Delegate fee (BHA Member) All Event - £415 *Early Bird fee £375 (plus £125 for optional banner space)
  • Delegate fee (non-member) All Event - £460 *Early Bird fee £415 (plus £175 for optional  banner space)
  • Delegate fee (BHA Member) one day only - £265 *Early Bird fee £240
  • Delegate fee (non-member) one day only - £299 *Early Bird fee £265
  • Speaker fee (BHA Member) All Event - £209 (plus £125 for optional banner space)
  • Speaker fee (non-member) All Event - £236 (plus £175 for optional banner space)
  • Speaker fee (BHA Member) one day only - £137
  • Speaker fee (non-member) one day only - £152
  • Exhibitor - please go to the Exhibition tab for exhibiting costs
  • PRESS - please contact the BHA

              * Book by 30th September to benefit from the Early Bird discount


    Please click on the Registration tab to book your place.