At Waterpower Week in Washington, Linda Church Ciocci received the 2019 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award. The Henwood award is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement and is NHA’s most prestigious honor. Ciocci was selected by a committee of her peers in recognition of her dedication to the hydropower industry.
“In many ways, Linda has been the compass for our industry. She has been at the forefront of every hydro policy discussion, regulatory proposal and legislative initiative for three decades. She has worked tirelessly to promote hydro, in all of its forms, as the leading renewable source of energy,” said Herbie Johnson, Immediate Past President, National Hydropower Association.
In addition to leading NHA, she served as executive director of the Hydropower Foundation; served on the Business Council for Sustainable Energy’s Board of Directors; as vice chair of the Energy and Environment Study Institute’s Board of Directors; and three terms on the U.S. Department of Commerce Federal Advisory Committee on Renewable Energy.
She was also a founding member of the American Council on Renewable Energy. In 2009, she was named one of the 60 most influential people in the industry by International Water Power & Dam Construction. And in 2014, she received the Women with Hydro Vision Award by HydroVision International.