Hydropower Conference 2024


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, opportunities for power plant modernization and innovations in Hydropower. Join us in Palm Springs, CA on March 19-20, 2024!

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

Supporting CEATI Member Utilities

Ameren Corporation

American Electric Power (AEP)

Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.

Avan grid Networks

Avista Corporation

Axpo Group

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

Cowlitz County


Denver Water

Douglas County


Duke Energy

Eagle Creek Renewable

Energy East Bay

Municipal Utility District

Electricite de France (EDF)

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Energiforsk Energy Keepers Inc.

Entergy Services Environment Agency

Eugene Water and Electric Board

Exelon Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

First Light Power Resources Services

Fortis BC Inc.

Fortum 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 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

Merced Irrigation District

Mercury Energy

Meridian Energy Ltd.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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

North Western Energy

Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Ontario Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PacifiCorp Patriot

Hydro Placer County Water Agency

Portland General Electric

Puget Sound Energy Inc.

Rev Renewables

RG & E

Rio Tinto Alcan

SA Water

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Salt River Project


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)

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

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Hydropower 15th Annual Conference on March 19th – 20th in Palm Springs, CA. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the three themes described below. This year we are looking for information on the efforts

to gain management approval of the work as part of the material.

IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00pmET on September 6th, 2023. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than December 6th, 2023. Abstracts shall be evaluated based on their applicability to the subject matter and their technical merits. Proponents are encouraged to emphasize work conducted for their electric utility clients.

Over-Arching Conference Theme:

Leading the Hydropower (R)Evolution Conference Tracks & Content Priorities  

We strongly encourage case studies and/or a utility co-presenter when applicable

• Retrospective to allow to look forward to 2030/2040—what have we done to adapt?

• Lessons learned

• How did adapting benefit the utility?

• Examples of adaptation

Topic A 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

Topic B 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

Topic C 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

Topic D Details/Subtopics: Innovations in Hydropower – looking towards 2030/2040

• New technology being developed within the hydropower industry

• New projects underway



General Admission (Non-CEATI Members): $1,295
Additional CEATI Utility Member Pass: $935
Additional Exhibitor/Sponsor Pass: $935

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

Discounted Passes
Discounts are available for those who wish to send multiple people from the same organization.

  • Students = 50% off General Admission (please contact conferences@ceati.com for the discount code)
  • 3 or more tickets = 10% off General Admission
  • 3 or more tickets =10% off Utility member
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off General Admission
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off Utility member

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: September 6th, 2023
  • Presenter award/regret notifications: December 6th, 2023
  • Presenter acceptance of opportunity due: January 15th, 2024
  • Deadline for draft presentations: January 24th, 2024
  • Deadline to register with complimentary speaker pass: January 30th, 2024
  • Deadline for final presentations: January 30th, 2024


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.

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

Exhibitor & 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 draped table
  • Two chairs
  • 8’ – high drapery back wall (Island booths only)


March 18th, 2024: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In

March 18th, 2024: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM *NEW Golf Tournament –separate registration required: Golf Tournament

March 18th, 2024: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

March 19th, 2024: 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM Door of the Exhibition Hall open for last minute set-up

March 19th, 2024: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

March 19th, 2024: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception in Exhibition Hall

 March 20th, 2024: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

March 20th, 2024: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out

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

Reserve : Online or call  1-877-253-0041

Preferred Rate at Westin: $264 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 9th, 2024.

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

We had a great time kickingoff our first-ever CEATI Golf Tournament in March 2023 – thanks toeveryone who participated! We’re excited to head back to the Westin RanchoMirage Golf Course on Monday, March 18th, 2024 for roundtwo. Stay tuned for more details!


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


App Instructions

1). Download the Pheedloop 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 Pheedloop account with the same email you registered with. Enter the email address and password associated with your Pheedloop account. (If you do not have a pheedloop 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.