NATIONAL HYDROPOWER ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MATTHEW ALLEN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2023) – The National Hydropower Association (NHA) announced today the appointment of Matthew Allen as its new Director of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the association’s legislative efforts to promote the advancement of hydropower and marine energy at the federal level.
With over a decade of experience in climate, clean energy, and science policy, Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to NHA. Prior to joining NHA, he worked in government relations at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. In addition to passing legislation into law, Allen helped to shepherd nearly $1 billion in federal water infrastructure projects while spending almost seven years working for Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO). Matthew also holds a Masters of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to the NHA team,” said Malcolm Woolf, NHA President & CEO. “As the waterpower industry continues to grow and play a critical role in our nation’s clean energy transition, it is more important than ever that we have strong advocates like Matthew working on our behalf. His extensive knowledge and bipartisan success in working across the aisle will be invaluable in advancing industry priorities.”
“I am honored and excited to join the National Hydropower Association and work with its members to promote the many benefits of hydropower and marine energy,” said Matthew. “I look forward to advancing NHA’s legislative and policy priorities to ensure that hydropower continues to play a critical role in our nation’s clean energy future.”
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy. The hydropower industry provides 31 percent of the nation’s renewable generation and 6 percent of overall electricity generation. In addition, pumped storage projects provide the majority of energy storage in the United States, making hydropower a critical resource to integrate increasing amounts of variable energy sources into America’s electricity system.