The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that David Turk, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, has agreed to speak at this year’s Waterpower Week in Washington D.C., May 8-10, 2023, as a keynote speaker on May 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Prior to his confirmation to the No. 2 position at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Turk was the deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency, where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their transitions to clean energy. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project to track progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies.
During the Obama-Biden Administration, Turk coordinated international technology and clean energy efforts at DOE. During that time, he helped spearhead the launch of “Mission Innovation”—a global effort to enhance clean energy innovation.
From his position as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, Mr. Turk will discuss the Biden Administration’s climate and clean energy goals, as well as DOE’s work to support this vision of a clean energy future. He will also share his views on how the Department can support the growth and advancement of water power resources through continued funding of research and development, demonstration, and deployment opportunities.
Registration remains open for Waterpower Week. The three-day event consists of informational panel discussions covering topics top-of-mind for the waterpower industry, networking opportunities, and more.