Michael Manwaring is a passionate advocate for hydropower, pumped storage and other energy storage technologies. He has over 20 years of technical and management experience in the water resources, hydropower and dams profession, with a deep understanding of the planning, geotechnical and engineering design, construction management, operation and power markets for hydroelectric and pumped storage facilities. Mike is based in Seattle, Washington and has worked on projects in every U.S. state and four Canadian provinces.
Mr. Manwaring serves on the Board of Directors for both the National Hydropower Association and Hydropower Foundation, and formerly served as a Washington Director for Northwest Hydroelectric Association. Michael has also served as the Chair of the National Hydropower Association’s Pumped Storage Development Council.
Michael a Registered Professional Geologist in the State California. In addition, he has prepared and managed the development of FERC, NEPA, and CEQA documents, worked directly with multiple state and federal agency staff, and has presented on behalf of the hydropower industry to the U.S. DOE, FERC, various energy commissions, and other regulatory entities.