The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to examine the opportunities and challenges for maintaining existing hydropower capacity, expanding hydropower at non-powered dams, and increasing pumped storage hydropower.
The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Joe ManchinChairmanSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Sen. John BarrassoRanking MemberSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Witness Panel 1
Ms. Jennifer GarsonActing Director of the Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
The Honorable Camille ToutonCommissionerBureau of Reclamation
Mr. Scott CorwinExecutive DirectorNorthwest Public Power Association
Mr. Malcolm WoolfPresident and CEONational Hydropower Association