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Water Power Awards and Honors
2023 President's Award, NREL (for exceptional performance in helping the water power team succeed over the past year)
Libby Arnold, Kiki Carpenter, Brittany Enos, Taylor Mankle, Kathleen Morton, and Betsy
2022 Staff Award, NREL (for Outstanding Service Group in Water Power prizes and competitions)
2023 Chairperson's Award, NREL (for outstanding and sustained contributions by an NREL individual)
2023 President's Award, NREL (for outstanding performance in bringing new work in marine energy hybrid systems)
2023 President's Award, NREL (for consistent and exemplary contributions to the Water Power and energy justice prize portfolios)
2023 Power Systems Engineering Center President’s Award, NREL (for contributions to the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium RADIANCE project in Cordova, Alaska)
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