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Keynote: Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Update on the Biden Administration’s Offshore Wind Plans
September 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy
Alejandro Moreno directs the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s (EERE) renewable energy applied research, development, and demonstration activities for the geothermal, solar energy, and wind and water power technology offices. In addition, he oversees EERE’s energy system integration efforts. Previously, Moreno was the Director for the Water Power Technologies Office. In this role, he managed efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies and market solutions for clean, domestic power generation from hydropower and marine energy resources across the United States.
Working with DOE’s national laboratories, academia, and industry, the program funds research, development, and deployment of water power systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups. Between his stints at DOE, he served in the energy groups of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, where he designed and led regulatory reform programs to spur investment in clean energy and rural electrification.
Moreno holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in economics and energy policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.