Representative Dan Newhouse (R) represents the 4th District of Washington State in which many federal and non-federal hydropower projects are located. He is a member of the Appropriations Committee. With a seat on the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, Rep. Newhouse oversees the funding for programs important to the hydropower, pumped storage and marine energy industries, such as the Department of Energy’s Water Power program as well as the Corps of Engineers.
Representative Scott Perry (R) represents the 4th District of Pennsylvania in the south central part of the state, including the city of York and its hydro equipment manufacturing facilities. He serves on three committees - Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Transportation and Infrastructure. As a member of the T&I Committee, Rep. Perry will be closely involved in the development of a national infrastructure bill, which has been identified as a priority by congressional leaders and the White House.
Alejandro Moreno is the Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, he manages efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies and market solutions for clean, domestic power generation from hydropower and marine energy resources across the United States. In working with DOE's national laboratories, academia, and industry, the program funds research, development, and deployment of water power systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups.
Mr. Moreno started the first-ever water power research program at the Energy Department in 2008, designing the original U.S. government R&D program for marine energy and the first nationwide assessments of the potential for new hydropower in the U.S. Between his stints at DOE, he served in the energy groups of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, where he designed and led regulatory reform programs to spur investment in clean energy and rural electrification.
Mr Moreno holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in economics and energy policy from Johns Hopkins University.