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Former DOE Executive joins Verterra's Advisory Board

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Verterra Energy, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. JoAnn Milliken has joined our Advisory Board. JoAnn’s expertise in Federal Clean Energy Programs brings valuable insights to Verterra as it scales up and demonstrates its modular hydro power technology Volturnus.

JoAnn Miliken

JoAnn worked for more than 20 years in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) where she developed and directed clean energy R&D portfolios. Working in collaboration with industry, national laboratories, small businesses and universities, she spearheaded programs that significantly reduced technology cost and improved performance to enable emerging markets in hydrogen and fuel cell systems, wind and water power, solar and geothermal energy, and energy efficient buildings.

"JoAnn is incredibly adept at navigating agencies and policies, her insights help us quickly find and talk with the right people. She is resourceful and a pleasure to work with - we're grateful she's on our team", said Ted Christopher, Founder of Verterra Energy.

Recently, JoAnn has been working with public and private sector stakeholders to promote the deployment of clean energy technologies, assist States in achieving their energy and environmental goals, and provide education opportunities for the next generation of clean energy scientists and engineers. Prior to joining DOE, JoAnn worked for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research.

“Verterra has a novel water power technology, a promising vision for its role in our clean energy future, and the passion and commitment to realize that vision." JoAnn continued, “I’m excited to help.”

Verterra was founded in 2010 with a mission to harness the power of flowing water in rivers, oceans and canals to produce abundant clean, reliable power for all the world’s people.

Volturnus is a simple and elegant device that, when submerged in moving water, generates electricity. When deployed in “V-Pods” of 5, they create scalable power from 50 kW to multi- MW arrays.

Based in Minneapolis, MN Verterra is funded by mission driven investors and is currently setting up commercial deployment projects in the US.

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