Deputy Commissioner for Operations at Bureau of Reclamation to Speak at Waterpower Week in Washington

Deputy Commissioner for Operations at Bureau of Reclamation to Speak at Waterpower Week in Washington

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David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner for Operations at Bureau of Reclamation, will address attendees at the Waterpower Week in Washington policy conference on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 8:300 a.m. ET. The conference, owned and operated by the National Hydropower Association, is April 5-7, 2022, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Palumbo was named Deputy Commissioner for Operations in 2015. In this role, he oversees Reclamation’s Hydropower Office, Native American and International Affairs Office, the Technical Service Center, and Dam Safety Office/Design, Estimating, Construction office.

As an experienced civil engineer and project manager, Palumbo has wide breadth of knowledge spanning the sectors of water delivery and power generation. Former Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López had this to say about Palumbo: “Dave’s federal government and private industry experience working on water, power, and environmental projects are great assets as we work to meet future water and power demands in the western United States.”

Conference attendees will hear more about the Bureau of Reclamation’s climate and clean energy goals, as well as the Department of Interior’s vision of a clean energy future.

Palumbo is expected to share his views on how Reclamation is supporting the U.S.’s clean energy transition by providing affordable, reliable, renewable power.

Before becoming Deputy Commissioner for Operations at Bureau of Reclamation, Palumbo worked for Reclamation as a project manager, spearheading the construction of the Brock Reservoir Project in Southern California’s Imperial Valley, a $172 million project.

Prior to joining Reclamation, Palumbo worked for Kerr-McGee Corporation for ten years. During that span, he partnered with Canada’s Hydro-Quebec, managing engineering and operations for manufacturing, water, energy, and research and development programs.

Palumbo was awarded the Superior Service Award in 2011 and Meritorious Service Award in 2014 from the Department of the Interior. He was also named Reclamation’s Engineer of the Year in 2008.