The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

September 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The Clean Energy States Alliance’s new report, The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy, describes the treatment of hydropower in state clean energy policies and offers strategies for reducing barriers to hydropower’s development.

This webinar featured report author Val Stori and report contributor Jason Gifford from Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC. Rebecca O’Neil from PNNL offered introductory remarks and provided information on PNNL and U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) hydropower programs and DOE’s upcoming U.S. Hydropower Market Report. Like the report, the webinar addressed hydropower’s role in state RPS programs, its participation and opportunities in New England’s RPS markets, and pumped hydropower energy storage’s role in both RPS programs and state energy storage policies.


  • Rebecca O’Neil, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Jason Gifford, Senior Director, Sustainable Energy Advantage
  • Val Stori (Panelist & Moderator), Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).