Wayne Dyok is one of the central figures in hydropower in the United States. He has been engaged in hydropower licensing and design for more than 40 years. He recently retired from the Alaska Energy Authority where he managed the 459 MW Susitna-Watana high-head dam project north of Talkeetna AK. For decades, he has been highly active in industry policy matters.
Wayne is a registered civil engineer with a master's degree in hydraulic engineering. He started his career as a consultant for the Inuit on the James Bay hydro project. He has since worked on and managed dozens of projects in over 20 states, Canada, Africa and Asia. Wayne's specialty -- indeed, his unfair advantage -- is fully integrating the environmental, engineering, and financial aspects of hydro projects.
Wayne is also a national expert on the pivotally important issue of fish passage. His understanding of passage challenges and creative solutions has lead to numerous cutting-edge solutions.
Wayne recently concluded his term as a member of the board of the National Hydropower Association.