M.J. Sale & Associates is a sole proprietorship that provides consulting services in renewable energy, water resources, and related environmental issues.  The owner, Dr. Michael J. Sale, has more than 35 years of experience working with the hydropower industry, first on the research staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, then as an independent contractor.  He retired from ORNL emeritus in 2008.  Since then he has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hydropower business.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.  Dr. Sale is also a Board member of the Hydropower Research Foundation and provides technical advice to a wide range of other industry and environmental organizations.