National Hydropower Association Expanding to Reflect Water Power’s Increasingly Important Role in Providing 24/7 Clean Electricity

National Hydropower Association Expanding to Reflect Water Power’s Increasingly Important Role in Providing 24/7 Clean Electricity 

Washington, DC – The National Hydropower Association (NHA) announced it has hired two new senior members to its team, helping to grow and strengthen its work promoting clean, renewable water power across America. NHA welcomes Barbara Tyran as its Director of External Relations, a newly-created role in the organization, and Copeland Tucker as its new Director of Public Affairs.

“Barbara and Copeland bring extensive experience, valuable insights into the electricity industry, and a passion for solving America’s energy challenges,” said Malcolm Woolf, the NHA’s President and CEO. “We’re excited and honored to add them to our growing team at a pivotal time for our organization and for the industry. Currently, hydro powers 30 million American homes with zero-carbon electricity. As hydropower expands to meet America’s energy needs, so will the National Hydropower Association – part of our ongoing mission to advocate for our members and communicate the benefits of clean, renewable water power as a critical component of the energy transition.”

Barbara Tyran, NHA’s new Director of External Relations, will focus on building relationships with state and regional policy makers, non-profit organizations, and industry groups to forge new partnerships and alliances. Her deep experience spans leadership roles in the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), where she worked on the Macro Grid Initiative focused on transmission issues. She is delighted to contribute that background to hydropower, which continues to be a valuable resource for grid resilience and the clean energy transformation. Copeland Tucker, a Georgia native, brings many years of experience in communications and public affairs, serving on Capitol Hill for clean energy champions, as well as in the public relations world, where he advised global companies on promoting their energy transition research. As the new Director of Public Affairs, he is eager to elevate NHA’s work throughout the media, help NHA members communicate the benefits of hydropower to their local press and community stakeholders, and uplift the voices of hydropower champions throughout America.

Barbara Tyran and Copeland Tucker can be reached at and, respectively.