Jay Anders is now chief operating officer, EPC projects with Rye Development, a developer of new low-impact hydro generation and energy storage in the U.S.
Rye Development “is committed to the responsible development of untapped hydropower resources while maintaining rivers’ balance of environmental and commercial requirements,” according to its website.
In this role, Anders will support the company’s mission. “Looking forward to building and expanding the hydropower industry with all its positive attributes. My primary focus will be the engineering, procurement and construction of hydropower projects at various sites across North America,” Anders said on LinkedIn.
Anders has over 30 years of experience in various areas of hydropower generation. For the first half of his career, he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in support of various hydropower plant upgrades, modernizations, and automation projects. For the last 15 years, he continued to lead hydropower projects for clients across North America. His project experience ranges from small run-of-river hydropower projects to new development for closed-loop pump storage plants.
Anders has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Columbia College, as well as a BSE in electrical engineering and master of science in engineering management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a registered professional engineer, a U.S. Navy submarine veteran, and is chair of the National Hydropower Association’s Board of Directors.