CALL FOR PAPERS - 2018 BHA Hydro Network

The BHA Hydro Network is firmly established as the one-day UK conference and technical exhibition dedicated solely to the unique and diverse world of hydropower.

The event incorporates a comprehensive, diverse and stimulating programme of speakers and subjects, combined with an exhibition showcasing innovation and expertise.

With significant changes to support mechanisms for hydropower after 2019, the BHA Hydro Network will cover many of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. A broad industry cross-section will be involved in the 2018 forum, bringing together industry professionals, experts and some of hydropower’s leading practitioners.

Subjects we want to cover will include:

  • Hydro development in a post-FiTs world
  • Business rates
  • Optimising existing sites
  • Permitted development rights – removing barriers to development
  • Construction best practice and ‘low risk’ development
  • Smart generation – matching generation to local loads
  • Battery and other options for energy storage
  • Driving collaboration
  • Aggregated supply contracts
  • The future of use of system charges
  • Future business models

  • For the 2018 Hydro Network, the BHA is supporting three like-minded organisations - Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales and the Micro Hydro Association.

    BHA is welcoming contributions from those involved in community hydro to get involved, submit Abstracts and exhibit.

    Abstracts of up to 250 words are now invited. If you are interested in speaking at the BHA Hydro Network, please submit your Abstract or an Expression of Interest by emailing

    The BHA Hydro Network online booking service will go live in due course but in the meantime if you are interested in exhibiting at the event, please email Ellan at




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