水电 Industry Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on Michael A. 墨菲

水电 Industry Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on Michael A. 墨菲

The National 水电 Association (Beplay世界杯客户端) is pleased to announce Michael 墨菲 was presented with the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award at 水力 Week in Washington. The Henwood award is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement 和 is Beplay世界杯客户端’s most prestigious honor. 墨菲 was selected by a committee of his peers in recognition of his life-long dedication to the hydropower industry.

“I hope that my career in hydropower demonstrates a strong belief 和 passion for hydropower; the belief that we’re involved in something real 和 valuable for today 和 for our future,” 墨菲说. “At the end of the day, it’s such a great industry to be involved in 和 has so many passionate people all working on the same team–including Beplay世界杯客户端 staff, member companies 和 service providers–to make it easier for people in hydropower to do their jobs.”

墨菲 retired in January, ending a more than 30-year career in the hydropower industry. 在退休之前, 墨菲 was Vice-President 和 National Market Director for 水电 with TRC, 一个工程, environmental consulting 和 construction management firm with offices across the country.

His career began as an 律师 for Vermont-based Green Mountain Power, 处理速度的情况下, power supply 和 environmental issues, 和 overseeing the relicensing 和 compliance for eight hydroelectric projects. He later joined Central Maine Power (CMP), where he managed relicensing 和 compliance for more than 30 hydroelectric facilities. In 1999, CMP divested its hydroelectric assets, leaving 50 employees without jobs. As a result, 墨菲 和 three partners created EPRO 和 offered jobs to those 50 employees. After growing their national consulting firm to more than 150 employees, they sold EPRO to TRC, where 墨菲 worked until he retired.

墨菲’s “jack-of-all-trades” resume for the hydropower industry, including serving in positions such as project manager, 律师, senior strategist 和 hydropower business owner, provided a strong underst和ing of the industry’s many facets. He often served as a resource to help hydroelectric clients maneuver the regulatory framework of relicensing 和 compliance. He also helped prospective hydropower owners evaluate the operational, economic 和 regulatory challenges involved in purchasing 和 owning a hydropower project.

墨菲 has been a long-time political proponent of hydropower, speaking before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 和 testifying before Congress 和 the Clinton Administration. He was a key part of developing the foundation for many of the reform proposals included in the EPAct 2005 和 helped to ensure balance was restored to the licensing provisions of the Federal Power Act.

Known for his commitment to hydro, 墨菲 has been an active participant with Beplay世界杯客户端 in many capacities. He served as President from 1999 to 2000 during which he was instrumental in exp和ing Beplay世界杯客户端’s reach beyond the beltway, speaking to other hydropower organizations including the Northwest 水电 Association 和 the Canadian 水电 Association. He also participated in a National Public Radio debate about hydropower. 作为总统, he helped establish the Regional Meetings Program 和 worked to bring the Hydraulic Power Committee to Beplay世界杯客户端.

墨菲 also served as a member of Beplay世界杯客户端’s 董事会 for six years, Chair of Beplay世界杯客户端’s Legislative Affairs Committee twice 和 Chair of the Beplay世界杯客户端 Henwood Committee. He served on the Beplay世界杯客户端 Annual Conference Steering Committee, numerous Regional Conference Steering Committees 和 the Regulatory Affairs Committee. In addition to his involvement in Beplay世界杯客户端, he was a member of the EEI Hydroelectric Issues Group for many years 和 served as Track Chair for the Water 资源 track at Hydrovision from 2000 to 2017.