The Programme


The BHA Annual Conference Exhibition & Dinner Programme brings together a broad cross-section of industry professionals, experts and many of hydropower’s leading practitioners.

Please note that the programme is continuously being updated, so please keep checking for the latest updates.

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Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel

7th & 8th September 2022

Day 1 - Wednesday 7th September 2022


Content and timings subject to change. The BHA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Dinner will be held in a Covid safe environment. The BHA and our venue partners, the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel, take our delegates health and safety seriously and jointly we are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience from conference registration to departure.

8.00 – 9.30 Registration, exhibition, and networking

9.30 – 10.45 Session 1

Chair Simon Hamlyn

Simon Hamlyn BHA CEO

Introduction and welcome

Michael Matheson MSP Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport 

Conference keynote address

Kenny Hunter Hunter Hydro Services

Hydro business rates: Good news on reliefs but underlying issues remain unresolved

Alex Linklater Buckny Hydro

The Case of Old Faskally vs. the Assessor

John Burns SEPA

SEPA’s Charging Scheme update

Session Details

10.45 – 11.15 Exhibition and networking break

11.15 – 12.45 Session 2

Chair TBC

Jon Clipsham Protium

Hydropower + hydrogen: from resource to opportunity

Adam Hall Drax

The electric vehicle market and what it means for our energy system

Deidre MacDuff SSE

Distribution Access For Embedded Generators – improving exports during outages through new policy

Graham Stein ENSO

Accelerated Loss of Mains Programme

Josh Riddett Easycrypto Hunter

Crypto Mining on Hydro Power: How to Maximise your p/kWh!

Session Details

12.45 - 14.00 Exhibition and networking lunch

13.45 – 15.15 Session 3

Chair Kenny Hunter

Robert Vestentoft Dorothea Lakes

A new pumped  storage hydro facility in Snowdonia.

Sean Kelly SSE

The flexibility benefits of Pumped Storage in a Net Zero GB electricity system

Mark Wilson Intelligent Land Investments

Pumped storage, Covid 19 and a green recovery

Rod Ekern Tidal Pumping and Hydro

The dream of baseline renewable energy generation is here

Session Details

15.15 – 15.45 Exhibition and networking break

15.45 – 17.15 Session 4

Session 4 Chair Henry Dixon

Craig Scott – Stantec

Mining Towards Renewable Energy – Pumped Storage – Site Screening Tips and Tricks

Arne Kollandsrud Tidetec

How Tidetec could re-ignite the tidal range industry

Bob Long Natural Energy Wyre 

Tidal Energy – It’s all about the money 

John Reynolds – Reynolds International – Dynamic mountain environments and hydropower – conflict or synergy?

Session Details

1730 – 1830 BHA AGM (members only) – Botanic Suite

1930 – until late Annual Conference Dinner

Day 2 - Thursday 8th September 2022


Content and timings subject to change. The BHA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Dinner will be held in a Covid safe environment. The BHA and our venue partners, the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel, take our delegates health and safety seriously and jointly we are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience from conference registration to departure.

8.00 – 9.30 Registration, exhibition, and networking

9.30 – 10.45 Session 5

Session chair Mark Wilson

Richard Haworth Glen Hydro

Top ten biggest wins for increasing hydropower production

Dan Pargeter Limejump

Getting the best from your hydro assets through innovative solutions and products

Penny Carruthers Carruthers Renewables

Disruptive waterwheel technology

David Harries Aaron and Partners

Fish passes and mills: which has priority? The position after Pigot vs. The Environment Agency

Session Details

10.45 – 11.15 Exhibition and networking break

11.15 – 12.45 Session 6

Chair David Harries

Bernard Dunn TL Dallas Group

The insurance market and hydropower

Steve Moore Triodos

Finance to Flow: enabling community Hydro

Steve Shaw Power to People

The Community Energy Revolution: the Campaign for the Local Electricity Bill

Ewan Campbell-Lendrum H20 Power

Run-of-River hydro at scale in Wales?

Hugh Wallace Glendevon Energy

Tilting weirs – Opportunities and challenges

Session Details

12.45 - 14.00 Exhibition and networking lunch

13.45 – 15.15 Session 7

Chair Simon Hamlyn

Keiron Hanson Hydroplan

Future energy scenarios

Charlie Ward Newstream Renewables

Take control of your margin, make the energy market work for you

Shaun Benzon

The Mersey Tidal Power Project

James Atkins Stantec

Making the old hydro new, Tummel (34MW) replanting, a Scottish example

Simon Hamlyn

Closing remark and thanks

Session Details

15.45 approx Conference closes

Registration Fees


Book by 5th August to benefit from the Early Bird discount. All registration fees are subject to VAT.

*Exhibitors From

£720

*Delegates From

£50

*Special Early Bird Offer

  • Delegate fee (BHA Member) –
    One Day – £285 or Early Bird fee £255*
    All Event – £435 or Early Bird fee £390*

  • Delegate fee (Non-Member) –
    One Day – £315 or Early Bird fee £285*
    All Event – £485 or Early Bird fee £434*

  • Delegate fee (Student) –
    One Day – £50
    All Event – £95

  • Exhibitor –
    Please go to the Exhibition tab for exhibiting packages and costs

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