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. This event will take place in Palm Springs, CA on March 14-15, 2023.

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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

Supporting CEATI Member Utilities

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

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


To register click on the "Registration" button above.

Discount codes are available for those who wish to send multiple people from the same organization. Please contact us at conferences@ceati.com to receive these discount codes before registering.

Discounted Passes:

  • Discount for purchasing 3 or more tickets for employees at the same company is 10% off ($1165.50 per General Admission ticket, $841.50 per CEATI Member ticket)
  • Discount for purchasing 5 or more tickets for employees at the same company is 25% off ($971.25 per General Admission ticket, $701.25 per CEATI Member ticket)
  • Students are eligible for 50% off if they provide proof of enrolment at a university or college. ($647.50 per ticket)

Note: CEATI member utilities will receive separate registration details from their CEATI representative including information on passes included with membership.

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.


Presenter Guidelines


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
  • Dealdline to register with complimentary speaker pass: 3 February 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.

Note: Speakers will receive a discount code in order to register using their complimentary speaker pass. Contact us at conferences@ceati.com with any questions.

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.

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


March 13th, 2023: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In

March 13th, 2023: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM *NEW Golf Tournament –separate registration required: Golf Tournament

March 13th, 2023: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception


March 14th, 2023: 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM Door of the Exhibition Hall open for last minute set-up


March 14th, 2023: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

March 14th, 2023: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception in Exhibition Hall


March 15th, 2023: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

March 15th, 2023: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out

Exhibitor Package - Click here

Exhibitor Floorplan

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

Sold Out - Please note that the hotel for this event is now sold out. To view hotels nearby, click here.

Reserve:  1-877-253-0041

Preferred Rate at Westin: $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.

Hotel Floorplan

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


1:00 PM – Boxed lunch served

2:00 PM – Tee-off (shotgun start)




Foursomes: $800 USD (self-assigned groups)

Individual Tickets: $175 USD

Included in registrations:

  • Boxed Lunch
  • Drink Tickets

Deadline to register: February 24th, 2023

Click here for registration

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


Hydropower Workforce Workshop (13th March, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Ambassador 1-3

With one-half of the U.S. hydropower workforce retiring in the coming decade, the need to fill the workforce pipeline has never been more critical. In partnership with the Hydropower Foundation, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present U.S. workforce trends and the broader work produced through the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development project funded by the DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office. The workshop will also engage participants to identify common international challenges, trends and strategies to address hydropower industry workforce issues, with a goal of identifying best practices to strengthen the global hydropower industry.

To view the Agenda click here

There is no additional cost to attend this event, but we do require all attendees to register in advance. You can add this onto your ticket when you register for the Hydropower Conference.

Young Professionals (13th March, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) - Ambassador 1-3

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.

To view the Agenda click here

There is no additional cost to attend this event, but we do require all attendees to register in advance. You can add this onto your ticket when you register for the Hydropower Conference.

Welcome Reception (13th March, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) - Masters Plaza

All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served.

GE Renewable technology demo (utilities only)(14th March, 12:45 PM-13:30 PM) - Rancho Mirage

GE Renewable Hydro will present details on the ongoing R&D development and planned commercial launch of new solutions to facilitate the maintenance of hydropower turbines by using remote operated robots to inspect and repair hydro turbines. GERE is confident this technology will unlock significant cost saving to utilities while eliminating human interaction in dangerous environments. The session access is limited to utilities as confidential information will be shared about the characteristics of the developed technologies. The session is structured to allow for discussion and Q&A from the invited audience.


Women in Power Networking Reception (15th March, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) - Rancho Mirage

CEATI’s Women in Power program aims to facilitate networking, promote engineering, and provide a forum for women in the industry to collaborate and share common challenges and strategies. All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served. The reception will include a panel discussion on the topic of embracing equity, the International Women's Day theme for 2023.

App Instructions

1). Download the Hopin Event App in the App Store for IOS or Google Play for Android.

2). Once you download the app, you will be asked to log in to your Hopin account. Enter the email address and password associated with your Hopin account. (If you do not have a Hopin account, you will need to create one)   

3). After logging in, you will be able to see the event that you registered for. The App will allow you to connect with attendees, create your own schedule, download presentations and more!

4). Once you enter the event, don’t forget to update your contact details by clicking your profile picture at the top left. Please add your company name in your "Headline"as part of your profile.

Social Media ToolKit

Promoting Hydropower Conference 2023 ( #CEATIHydropower )

We’re thrilled to see you at the 2023 Hydropower Conference and hope that you will have an incredible time at our 2 day event. Thank you for helping us spread the word about this exciting event.

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Help build the excitement and join us on social media using the event hashtag : #CEATIHydropower

How can Social Media help you?

  • Lets your network know you will be a part of the CEATI Hydropower Conference
  • Creates interest in your company and the upcoming event
  • Grabs attention and raises your brand’s awareness
  • Encourages engagement and expands your reach in the industry