Dave Youlen has more than 35 years of experience in hydroelectric and wind power generation, including development, construction management, operations, maintenance, and asset management for hydroelectric and wind generation facilities, electric transmission, and substations.
Dave maintains a deep technical knowledge of wind and hydroelectric power production. He also has considerable experience in federal- and state-level hydroelectric industry regulatory and legislative affairs including as president of the National Hydropower Association, the national trade organization for the hydropower industry, a role in which he served from 2006-2007.
Dave is the recipient of several key industry awards including the 2009 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award from the National Hydropower Association, the industry's highest honor; and the 2007 Rickey Medal Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for achievement in the field of hydroelectric engineering. He serves on the board of directors for the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks located in Tupper Lake, NY, and he formerly served on the boards of directors for the Independent Power Producers of New York and the National Hydropower Association.
Dave is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and is also a New York State licensed professional engineer.