Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2017)
Hydropower Industry Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on PG&E’s David Moller
Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award is industry’s most prestigious honor
Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2017) – The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is pleased to announce David Moller was presented with the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award at Waterpower Week in Washington. The Henwood award is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement and is NHA’s most prestigious honor. Moller was selected by a committee of his peers in recognition of his dedication to the hydropower industry throughout his 42-year career.
“As a pioneer, David’s contribution to the hydropower industry cannot be overstated,” said Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director of the National Hydropower Association. “In addition to being a trailblazer at the national and local level on licensing reform, he has been a strong advocate for environmental stewardship. On behalf of the hydropower industry, we would like to congratulate David for his tireless dedication to promote the value and growth of hydropower.”
David Moller is a Director of Power Generation at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), managing nearly 4,000 megawatts. Throughout his career, David has been an industry innovator, driving hydropower policy as a two-term President of NHA and an active member of NHA’s CEO Council. At the national and local level, Moller has been at the forefront of licensing reform. He led the first collaborative relicensing settlement agreement in California, which successfully settled one of the longest-running relicensing proceedings ever, which still serves as a national model.
In addition to leading one of the seven pioneering ILP relicensing proceedings nationwide, he steered the firstever cooperative relicensing proceeding with another FERC licensee on the same reach of the same river.
Since the mid-1970’s, Moller has been a strong advocate of hydropower as a clean and renewable energy resource, promoting environmental responsibility as a foundation of project planning and development. He repeatedly has led efforts to find innovative solutions to preserve hydro generation while also achieving sound environmental stewardship. His efforts have twice been recognized by NHA’s Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters awards.