Job Transitions

The National Hydropower Association has announced its new officers and members of the 2020 Board of Directors.  The executive officers who start their terms of service on January 1, 2020, are: Chair: Jay Anders, Black & Veatch Vice Chair: Mike Haynes, Seattle City Light Treasurer: David Culligan, HDR Secretary: Debbie Mursch, GE Renewables Immediate Past...
Belo Monte

Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant in the Amazon rainforest will start operating at full capacity, after clearance from regulator Aneel was received earlier this week. According to BNamericas, the 18-turbine project on the Xingú River in Pará state is operated under a 35-year concession contract by the Norte Energia consortium, which includes state-run Eletrobras, Eletronorte,...
New Development

Paul Jacob is president and chief executive officer of Rye Development. The company 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,...
Job Transitions

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced that its new chief executive officer will be Damilola Ogunbiyi, current managing director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA).   The news followed United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres announcing the appointment of Ogunbiyi as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. She will...