Kellie Donnelly is chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
She joined the committee in 2003 and has a particular focus on electricity, renewable energy and cybersecurity issues. In this position, she has led on hydropower legislation, including the hydropower relicensing reforms contained in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, and Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2013.
We had an opportunity to conduct a video interview with Donnelly while she was attending HydroVision International 2019. Click above to hear about the Senate’s actions to advance hydropower in the U.S., legislation under consideration for this term, the challenges of permitting reform, and more.