The Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA) has appointed Troutman Sanders partner Angela Levin to serve as general counsel for a three-year term beginning February 2019. Established in 1981, the NWHA serves the hydropower industry, promoting the region’s waterpower as a clean, efficient energy while protecting the fisheries and environment. As general counsel, Levin will serve as the chief legal officer of the organization, responsible for all NWHA legal affairs, including acting as policy and regulatory counsel on federal, regional, and state issues affecting hydropower interests in the Western U.S.

“I am honored to serve the Northwest Hydroelectric Association in the capacity of general counsel,” Levin said. “The organization provides a vital voice for the hydropower community, promoting regulation and advocating for protection and advancement of existing hydropower resources, as well as responsible development of untapped hydro in the United States.”

Levin, a partner in Troutman Sanders’ Environmental and Natural Resources practice, has significant experience within the hydropower space. Her practice focuses on regulatory counseling, policy development, and enforcement under a range of environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. She regularly advises clients on environmental issues associated with project development and acquisition and has significant experience advising utilities, lenders, and developers on the considerations that arise with utility-scale renewable energy project development.

Troutman Sanders’ national Hydropower practice, led by Chuck Sensiba and Hallie Meushaw, is one of the largest in the nation with decades of experience helping clients navigate the hydropower regulatory arena. The team supports energy industry clients in every aspect of hydropower including project development; FERC licensing; FERC and other agency regulatory compliance counseling; FERC license surrender; federal and state hydropower, energy, and environmental policy; mergers and acquisitions; and hydropower-related litigation and dispute resolution.

About the Northwest Hydroelectric Association
The NWHA provides a regional voice for the hydropower industry, representing the needs of its membership since 1981. NWHA is dedicated to the promotion of the region’s waterpower as a clean, efficient energy while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality that characterize our Northwest region. NWHA promotes streamlining regulatory processes that encourage responsible development of untapped hydro in the nation. Learn more at www.nwhydro.org.