BHA are welcoming contributions from those involved in community hydro to get involved, speak and exhibit


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, taking place in Llandrindod Wells on the 28th June 2018, 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 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 are supporting three like-minded organisations - Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales and the Micro Hydro Association - and welcoming contributions from those involved in community hydro to get involved, submit Abstracts and exhibit.

If you are interested in speaking at the BHA Hydro Network, please submit your Abstract (up to 250 words) 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