Mr. Zayas has over twenty years of experience in the renewable energy sector and currently serves as Director of the Wind Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In this role and in his prior role as the Department’s Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, Mr.
Zayas leads efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water energy technologies. He also manages funding programs that support the research, development, and deployment of wind energy systems. His notable accomplishments at the USDOE include:
• Leading the development of the Hydropower Vision report, an industry-wide vision for hydropower that was the culmination of a two-year effort involving over 300 experts and over 150 organizations.
• Launching the Department’s HydroNEXT strategy to drive new investments in hydropower and pumped storage.
Prior to joining USDOE in 2011, Mr. Zayas spent fifteen years at Sandia National Laboratories, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on addressing national security issues. While at Sandia, Mr. Zayas served in several leadership positions, including Senior Manager and Program Manager.