Tim Welch manages the hydropower research and development portfolio for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. He joined the Energy Department in 2014 after 25 years in hydropower licensing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the Office of Energy Projects. Tim is a trained Fishery Biologist with 26 years of experience in hydropower. He holds degrees from Cornell University and Frostburg State.