Cube Hydro Partners hires José Zayas as Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

Bethesda, M.D., August 3, 2017 – Cube Hydro Partners, LLC today announced that José Zayas will join the company on September 1, 2017, as Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.

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.

“José is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in advancing clean energy research and technologies,” said Dr. Kristina Johnson, CEO of Cube Hydro Partners. “He will be a key addition to our team and help Cube Hydro develop and strengthen key alliances that expand the company’s reach and impact.”

“José is the right person to lead strategic efforts at Cube Hydro,” said John Collins, Executive Vice President of Cube Hydro Partners. “We’re excited for José to join us and we look forward to working with him to build on our company’s successes.”


About Cube Hydro: Cube Hydro Partners operates 19 plants on 10 rivers in New York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, with a combined capacity of more than 374 MW, generating
1.4 million MWh annually, or enough electricity to power approximately 140,000 homes with renewable

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