José Zayas has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Cube Hydro, he served as Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In this role José led efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies. Notably, José led the development of the USDOE Hydropower Vision report, an industry-wide vision for hydropower, and launched USDOE’s HydroNEXT strategy to drive new investments in hydropower and pumped storage.
Prior to joining USDOE in 2011, José spent fifteen 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.