Jose Zayas

José Zayas

Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs, American Council on Renewable Energy

José Zayas is responsible for leading ACORE’s policy agenda, and implementation of ACORE’s programs and comprehensive initiatives. José is an avid supporter of clean energy and has over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy and government sectors. Prior to joining ACORE, José served as the Sr. Vice President at Eagle Creek RE, one of the country’s premier independent hydropower power producers. Prior to joining Eagle Creek in 2017, José served as Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In this role, José led efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies. Prior to joining USDOE in 2011, José spent fifteen years at Sandia National Laboratories, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on addressing national security issues. While at Sandia, José served in several leadership positions, including serving as the Senior Manager for the Renewable Energy division. José holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.