NHA Hires Schilling as VP of Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs

NHA Hires Schilling as VP of Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2020) – The National Hydropower Association (NHA), the leading voice for the nation’s hydropower and marine energy industry, announced today the hire of Cameron Schilling to a newly created position of Vice President of Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs. This position reflects the increasingly important role of emission-free hydropower, including pumped storage, in balancing the grid as we integrate higher levels of variable wind and solar. In this position, Schilling will spearhead NHA’s electricity market engagement, as well as leading our ongoing regulatory advocacy on issues such as hydropower licensing.

Schilling comes to NHA having recently served as an intergovernmental affairs specialist of FERC’s Office of External Affairs. In this role, Schilling represented FERC on electricity markets and pricing issues at various state level stakeholder groups, engaging regularly with key officials, consumer groups, and international energy regulators. Cameron also brings his practical experience on state legislative and regulatory issues, having began his career working in the Illinois Governor’s office and serving as a policy advisor to the Illinois Commerce Commission.

“With his experience, Cameron will be a great asset to lead our markets and regulatory advocacy efforts before federal agencies and state regulators,” said Malcolm Woolf, NHA President & CEO. “On a minute by minute basis, hydropower provides grid operators with the flexibility to meet load demand and integrate other renewables, yet energy markets consistently undervalue its grid reliability services. With Cameron in place, we look forward to enhancing our engagement in electricity markets.”

The hydropower industry provides 36 percent of the nation’s renewable generation and 6 percent of overall electricity generation. In addition, pumped storage projects provide 93 percent 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.

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy.