The recently confirmed chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Kevin McIntyre, has been announced as a keynote speaker for the upcoming Waterpower Week in Washington conference.
Before joining FERC, McIntyre was the co-leader of law firm Jones Day, where he his 30-year legal career has included administrative and appellate litigation, compliance, enforcement and corporate transactions across a number of industrial sectors.
McIntyre was nominated to FERC by President Donald Trump in August, then confirmed by the Senate in November.
McIntyre's plenary session is scheduled for the morning of May 1 and marks the first time the FERC chair will address a national hydro and marine energy audience. It comes during a potentially pivotal legislative period in which Congress is considering a number of bills that would further streamline FERC processes.
Also at Waterpower Week at Washington
Waterpower Week in Washington is an annual opportunity for all leaders and decision-makers in the United States' hydro sector to convene in the nation's capital, with this year's event once more bringing together the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference, the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS).
A complete schedule with session names and descriptions is available here.
The three-day event takes place April 30 -- May 2 at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C. For full details, or to register to attend, visit WaterpowerWeek.com.