Rye Development announced that Nathan Sandvig has joined the company as vice president.
Sandvig is a seasoned renewable energy developer and previously led National Grid’s utility scale energy storage business. Before joining National Grid, Sandvig served in senior development and campaign roles at MWH Global, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, and Noble Environmental Power.
Sandvig graduated from the United States Military Academy, and after serving as a combat veteran in Iraq, earned a masters degree in project management from George Washington University.
Rye Development is focused on developing new low-impact hydropower and energy storage in the U.S., with two potential pumped storage hydropower sites in the pipeline in Oregon and Washington. It is working to develop 22 conventional hydro projects in six states: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The company said that Sandvig brings consider value as Rye Development transitions “into the construction of a number of high-profile projects requiring careful management of ongoing relationships with local communities, elected officials, and both renewable energy and energy storage advocacy organizations.”
Rye Development was a party to the recently released Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge.