Wayne has been engaged in hydropower licensing and design for more
than 40 years. He recently retired from the Alaska Energy Authority
where he managed the 459 MW Susitna-Watana Project. After retiring,
Wayne established H2O EcoPower, a sole proprietorship Alaska company
that specializes in cost-effectively developing hydropower projects
in harmony with the environment.
Wayne is a registered civil engineer with a master's degree in
hydraulic engineering. He started his career as a consultant for
the Innuit on the James Bay Hydropower. He has since worked on and
managed dozens of hydro projects in over 20 states, Canada, Africa
and Asia. His specialty is integrating the environmental, engineering,
and financial aspects of hydropower. As a past and current Board
member of the National Hydropower Association, Wayne has been active
in hydro industry policy matters.