Who is NHA?
The National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) Operational Excellence (OpEx) program is an industry resource that includes a number of tools intended to benefit the industry in the following categories: safety (dam, employee, and public), operations, maintenance and environmental performance. Collectively, we refer to this as Operational Excellence Information or OEI.
Instill a culture of Operational Excellence at existing and future hydropower facilities that encourages the aggressive critical self-review and analysis of safety, operations, maintenance, and environmental events, and the sharing thereof.
1) be the trusted industry leader in providing a systematic means and forum for sharing hydropower operating experiences, best practices, and lessons learned among the industry in a timely manner,
2) raise the hydropower industry’s standard of performance by learning from the operating experiences of others and provide training and educational opportunities thereof, and
3) prevent the occurrence and recurrence of similar events, and avoid industry defining events.