José Zayas

José Zayas

José is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives at Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC.

José has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He joined Eagle Creek in 2017 and currently leads all project management, engineering, IT and government affairs efforts.

Prior to joining Eagle Creek, he served as Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Jose led efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies. Notably, Jose led the development of the DOE Hydropower Vision report, an industry-wide vision for hydropower, and launched DOE’s HydroNEXT strategy to drive new investments in hydropower and pumped storage.

Prior to joining DOE in 2011, José spent 15 years at Sandia National Laboratories, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on addressing national security issues. While at Sandia, José served in several leadership positions, including serving as the Senior Manager for the Renewable Energy division.

José holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.