Update: Rep. Jerry McNerney added as keynote speaker at NHA’s Waterpower Week in Washington

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce a number of notable speakers who will take part in its upcoming Waterpower Week in Washington.

Appearing in the Monday, April 25 plenary session — titled, “Strengthening our Economy and Protecting our Future” — is Major General Donald (Ed) Jackson, Jr., Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NHA has also announced the addition of Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) to the Monday afternoon plenary session. McNerney, who is a member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, has played a key role in hydropower provisions in House energy policy.

Meanwhile, the Tuesday plenary session, called, “America’s Renewable — Advancing the Value and Sustainability of Hydropower”, features Congressman Bob Gibbs and Jose Zayas of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rep. Gibbs (R-Ohio) serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure, and Water Resources and Environment committees, while Zayas leads DOE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office.

Other notable speakers include:

  • S. William Becker, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Air Agencies
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director, Clean Energy Program, Third Way
  • Kevin Haley, Director of Communications, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Kristina Johnson, CEO, Cube Hydro Partners LLC
  • John Marciano, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke
  • Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development
  • Jose Luis Villate, Marine Energy Area Director, TECHNALIA

Waterpower Week in Washington takes place April 25-27 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The event combines the NHA Annual Conference with the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), making it an essential forum for the discussion of U.S. policy and regulation for all forms of hydroelectric generation.

“Bringing these three events together demonstrates that we all need each other,” said David Danielson, DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “This collaboration is of mutual benefit to the marine hydrokinetic community and to the hydropower community.”

For full details about the event, including conference sessions, networking activities, registration and more, visit NationalHydroConference.com.


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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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