Alejandro MORENO, 
Director of Hydropower and Marine Energy,
United States, Department of Energy

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

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 commercialise innovative technologies and market solutions for clean, domestic power generation from hydropower and marine energy resources across the United States. Through working with the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s national laboratories, academia, and industry, the programme funds research, development, and deployment of water power systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups.

Alejandro started the first-ever water power research program at DOE in 2008, designing the original federal R&D program for marine energy. He also managed the first nationwide assessments of the potential for new hydropower in the United States.

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.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in economics and energy policy from John Hopkins University.

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