Dave Youlen Joins Free Flow Power
on: September 02, 2009, 4:26 am
Flow Power Corporation
Flow Power Corporation announced today that David J. Youlen will
join the Company as Chief Operating Officer of its development
subsidiary, Free Flow Power Development LLC. Free Flow Power is
developing hydrokinetic generation and new conventional hydropower
generation on existing dams to extract clean renewable energy
from moving water without building new dams or diversions. Mr.
Youlen is the former head of North American Generation Development
for Brookfield Renewable Power where he was responsible for development
activities for hundreds of hydropower, pumped storage, and wind
projects. Prior to development at Brookfield, he was VP Operations
for 75 operating hydroelectric facilities in four states.
Youlen remarked, “This is the most exciting time to be involved
in hydropower development in my lifetime. The hydrokinetic technology
development is very important to the growth of hydropower in this
country. My priority is to be at the right place to capitalize
on the tremendous growth opportunities that lie ahead for this
industry. I think this is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ kind
of opportunity, and the team I’m joining is well positioned
to take advantage of it.”
Youlen has 35 years of experience in the development and management
of electric generation, transmission and interconnection facilities.
Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Youlen was the former Managing
Director of Hydroelectric Generation at Reliant Energy.
Youlen is a member of the board of directors and past president
of the National Hydropower Association (NHA), and serves on the
board of directors of the Independent Power Producers of New York.
He is the 2009 recipient of NHA’s Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award,
the hydropower industries highest honor, and the 2007 recipient
of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Rickey Medal
for achievement in the field of hydroelectric engineering. He
holds a bachelors of science in civil engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and is a licensed professional engineer
in the State of New York.
Irvin, CEO of Free Flow Power Corporation commented “Dave
fills a key position in our management team. We admire what he
has accomplished over his career, have great respect for his talent
and experience and are completely impressed at how clearly he
sees the landscape in hydropower.”
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