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Alejandro MORENO

Director, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Uptake from Regions - Americas and Asia | DAY 1 | 5:05 - 6:30pm

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. 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 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.