LOWELL, Mass. and RICHMOND, Va. – February 16, 2017 – TRC Companies, Inc., a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting, and construction-management services, today announced that Senior Consultant Wendy Bley has been elected to the National Hydropower Association (NHA) Board of Directors. NHA is the hydropower industry’s primary advocacy organization with a membership of more than 225 companies, including project owners, operators, developers, manufacturers, vendors and service providers.
“Wendy is a hydropower industry veteran, whose dedication to helping her clients save time and money is unparalleled,” said Michael Murphy, TRC’s National Market Director of Hydropower Licensing. “Her commitment and skill have supported the growth and success of TRC’s hydropower practice. We are excited for Wendy to share her knowledge and strategic skills with the hydropower industry as a whole through her involvement as an NHA Board member.”
As a senior consultant at TRC with more than 25 years of hydropower experience, Bley serves as a project manager and senior advisor on hydropower project licensing and compliance initiatives. She assists clients with the development of FERC applications for new projects, as well as relicensing and license amendments for existing projects. Currently, she is assisting clients with FERC licensing and compliance initiatives at hydropower projects in Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Virginia.
“I look forward to participating on the board to advocate for hydropower as a clean, renewable and valuable source of electric power generation,” said Bley. “By working closely with my colleagues in the industry, I’m confident we can help ensure that hydropower remains a reliable source of renewable, carbon-free energy well into the future.”
Bley has been an active member of NHA since 1989, participating in several NHA committees, councils and conferences. She currently serves as Chair for the Small Hydro Council and is also on the Board of the Hydro Research Foundation. Bley holds a B.S. in Biology from George Mason University and an M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire. She resides in Richmond, Virginia.