BHA Annual Conference 2017

Hydropower - here for Good!

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. We are delighted to deliver our 17th Annual Conference this year where attendees will engage with some of hydropower's leading experts and practitioners.

Hydropower is the World's leading renewable energy resource and the oldest method of harnessing clean power; the first waterwheels were used over 200 years ago. Hydropower has been around for a long time and is definitely here for good.

Our two-day conference and exhibition in Glasgow will celebrate this longevity through an inspiring and diverse conference programme, a popular technical exhibition and a stimulating conference dinner, providing a terrific opportunity to network and relax with delegates, colleagues and friends. During the festivities, the winners of our new BHA Hydro Awards will be announced, and Dave Williams, well known from the Edinburgh Fringe and The Comedy Club, will provide after-dinner entertainment.

"Beyond 2019" workshop

We are holding a "Beyond 2019" workshop on the 8th November after the final conference session of the day, from 17:45 to 19:00. This is an opportunity for members to have their say about how the UK government can continue to support small-scale hydro after the FiT scheme is closed to new entrants in March 20019.  Click HERE for further information. To book your place at this workshop, please contact Simon Hamlyn.

1-2-1 Sessions with Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) - BHA Members only

We are offering BHA Members the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with Chris McKaig, SSEN's Distribution Outage and Emergency Planning Manager, where you can ask him questions concerning connections, applications or outages. These sessions will take place between 13:00 and 14:30 on both days. To book a one-to-one session, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, please contact Simon Hamlyn.

1-2-1 Sessions with OFGEM - BHA Members only

We are also offering BHA Members the opportunity to book a one-to-one session with Neil Coffey and Anne-Marie O'Malley from OFGEM, to answer your queries concerning applications, projects or ROO-FiT accreditation.  These sessions will take place between 13:00 and 14:30 on both days.  To book your slot, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, please contact Simon Hamlyn.

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 - £435 (*Early Bird fee £390)
  • Delegate fee (non-member) all event - £485 (*Early Bird fee £435)
  • Delegate fee (BHA Member) one day only - £285 (*Early Bird fee £255)
  • Delegate fee (non-member) one day only - £315 (*Early Bird fee £285)
  • Speaker fee (BHA Member) all event - £210
  • Speaker fee (non-member) all event - £236
  • Speaker fee (BHA Member) one day only - £137
  • Speaker fee (non-member) one day only - £153
  • Student fee - £75 for the whole vent or £50 for one day only (conditions apply)
  • Exhibitor - please go to the Exhibition tab for exhibiting costs
  • PRESS - please contact the BHA

              * Book by 15th September to benefit from the Early Bird discount