Mr. Anders is the Chief Operations Officer for Rye Development with a primary focus on leading the EPC efforts related to hydropower project development. He has over 30 years of experience in the various areas of hydropower generation. For the first half of his career, he worked directly for the Tennessee Valley Authority in support of various hydropower plant upgrades, modernizations, and automation projects. For the last 15 years, he has continued to lead hydropower projects for clients across North America. His project experience ranges from small run-of-river hydropower projects to new development for closed-loop pump storage plants. Jay is a registered professional engineer, a US Navy submarine veteran, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Hydropower Association Board of Directors.