how to gain access to Infrastructure bill, inflation reduction act and DOE Grant Funding
Industry experts and Department of Energy staff will provide updates on the successes of hydropower provisions in the Infrastructure Bill and DOE’s grant funding. Join us to hear about projects underway that are receiving funding and how they are doing it. Who should attend: Project owners, developers, licensees, consultants, equipment providers/vendors
Why you should attend: Learn how and when DOE & other agencies will spend IIJA funds, learn how to apply/position your organization for funding/incentives.
Jeff Leahey, Moderator Vice President, SMI About Jeff: Mr. Leahey is an experienced government affairs professional with an extensive energy, environment, and natural resources policy background who has worked in Washington, DC for over 20 years. Prior to joining the SMI team, Jeff served as the Executive Vice President for Governmental Affairs at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) representing NHA before Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies on various matters including climate and clean energy policy, renewable energy and energy storage tax and other incentives, R&D funding, and many others. Jeff has testified before Congress, drafted legislative policy, and developed comments on regulatory and administrative proposals. He currently serves as a Board member of NHA and in leadership on the Board of the National Energy Resources Organization (NERO). He is an attorney and graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA and of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with a degree in biology and political science.
Luciana Ciocci hydroelectric incentives program, grid deployment office, department of energy
Jessica Helsley government affairs Director, wild salmon center About Jessica: Jess oversees federal and international policy for the Wild Salmon Center. When not working to protect and restore salmon and steelhead populations, Jess can be found with her family foraging for Pacific Northwest delicacies, honing her fly fishing skills, whitewater rafting, or climbing steep canyon walls with her pudelpointers chasing the elusive chukar partridge.
Michael Purdie Director of Regulatory Affairs and Markets, National Hydropower association About Michael:Mike joined NHA in July 2022. Prior to then, Mike came from Dominion Energy where he advocated for Dominion Energy’s interests at PJM, ISO-NE, and NEPOOL stakeholder venues. Prior to working for Dominion Energy, Mike worked at the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Northwest Hydroelectric Association providing a regional forum for the hydropower industry
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