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Sophie Hackford is clear that she doesn’t see her role as a futurist to be one where she makes predictions about the future. Instead, she tries to force people to think about how technology that exists today — but is in use in other industries — could soon impact their operations. “The future of the...
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Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) announces that Jeff Leahey has joined the firm as a vice president. Previously, Leahey served as executive vice president for government affairs of the National Hydropower Association (NHA). “Jeff is one of the nation’s leading advocates on hydropower and marine energy,” said SMI Chief Operating Officer Bill McCann. “He understands the...
Marine Energy

Ocean Renewable Power Company Inc. (ORPC) announces that current  director Stuart Davies will succeed Chris Sauer as the company’s chief executive officer. Sauer’s retirement is effective Jan. 17, and Davies will begin his new role Jan. 20. Under Sauer’s leadership, ORPC developed its proprietary marine renewable energy technology from an initial concept to a proven renewable energy product, the RivGen® Power System. The...
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Ken Hartwick, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), will be speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. As one of the largest and most diverse clean power producers in North America, OPG owns and operates a generating portfolio consisting of 66 hydroelectric, two nuclear, and...
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Ocean Renewable Power Company Inc. (ORPC) announced that its chief executive officer and co-founder, Chris Sauer, will retire on Jan. 17, 2020. Sauer and two others started ORPC in September 2004. After initially serving as chief technology officer, Sauer took on the duties of CEO in 2006. Under his leadership, ORPC developed its proprietary marine renewable energy technology from an initial concept to a...
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Multiple news agencies are reporting that David Knox has been appointed chairman of Snowy Hydro, Australia’s largest renewable energy company. Knox is managing director and chief executive officer of Australian Naval Infrastructure, a “nation-building commitment by the government of Australia” that “sees the establishment of state-of-the-art infrastructure for the domestic manufacture of world class naval...
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The Hydropower Foundation will be holding its fourth Hiring for Hydro event in Seattle on Feb. 19. The foundation says Hiring for Hydro will bring together 40+ students from 10 colleges in the Pacific Northwest to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, and then a special recruiting session. The event was established...