Pumped Storage Hydropower Specialist
Usayd Casewit is an award-winning sustainable hydropower professional with over 10 years of experience in energy and water sector development. At the World Bank, he helped manage the Hydropower Development Facility, a trust fund dedicated to supporting the preparation of large hydropower projects in developing countries. He also led the World Bank's Hydropower & Dams Global Solutions Group, a community of practice of hydropower professionals working to enhance collective understanding, solve problems, and improve practices to advance sustainable hydropower. Recently, as a leading member of the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower, he co-authored analytical reports to promote pumped storage hydropower worldwide. Usayd earned an MS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech, where he served as Special Assistant for Sustainability for the President Emeritus. He holds a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and is proficient in Arabic, French, and Spanish.