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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has appointed Ken Powers its new deputy laboratory director and chief operating officer (COO).

Powers joins NREL after a 30-year career with the DOE. He served most recently as associate administrator for management and budget at the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), where he was responsible for administrative operations supporting 33,000 employees nationwide.

Powers also served as associate administrator for infrastructure and environment at NNSA, where he managed a $500 million annual budget for environmental management, project management and nuclear material integration programs.

Powers will assume his official duties at NREL on March 5. He replaces William S. Glover, who is retiring.

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