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Waterpower Week spotlight: Meet some key speakers

Many high-level speakers are slated to talk to attendees at Waterpower Week in Washington next week. Below are highlights of just a few:

  • Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. In this role, Simmons leads EERE to promote affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. He oversees technology development in the energy efficiency, renewable power and sustainable transportation sectors.
  • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Glick was confirmed to FERC in November 2017. Before joining the Commission, he was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, serving as a senior policy advisor on numerous issues including electricity and renewable energy.
  • Ann Ngo, Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Markets, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Ngo is speaking in a session in the program of the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference on the topic of Leveraging Federal and State Policies to Support Marine Energy.
  • Greg Wetstone, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Council on Renewable Energy. ACORE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy through finance, policy and market development. Before joining ACORE, Wetstone oversaw government affairs as vice president for Terra-Gen Power LLC, a renewable energy company with utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal facilities.
  • Miranda Ballentine, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. REBA is a partnership between corporate buyers and renewables companies as well as four non-governmental organizations. This membership-based organization promotes the corporate procurement of renewable energy to help scale this activity from dozes to thousands of companies, leading the transition to a zero-carbon energy future.

Also, as we previously reported, California Rep. Scott Peters will speak at Waterpower Week.

This event takes place April 1 through 3 in Washington, D.C., and incorporates the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference and the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference. Click here to learn more.