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In February 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office held its Peer Review Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the meetings was to evaluate DOE-funded water power research and development projects for contributions to DOE’s mission and goals, and to assess progress made against stated objectives. 

Peer Review Meeting Materials

Presentations

Marine and Hydrokinetic Power: Environmental Research, Resource Characterization, and Analysis

  • Site and Resource Characterization
  • Environmental Research
  • Environmental Monitoring Instrumentation Research
  • Market and Industry Development, Analysis, and Data Dissemination

Marine and Hydrokinetic Power: Technology Research and Development

  • Controls Technology
  • Systems
  • Components
  • Survivability
  • System Innovation

Marine and Hydrokinetic Power: Demonstrations and Infrastructure

  • Demonstrations
  • Infrastructure

Hydropower

  • Growth
  • Optimization
  • Sustainability

Peer Review Report

The Peer Review Report includes feedback on the office’s initiatives and investments across the nation. The report has been divided into two sections:

  • Volume I includes sections 1–5 of the report: the executive summary, synopses of the program- and project-level evaluation results, and WPTO’s response to the 2017 Peer Review findings.
  • Volume II includes sections 6 and 7—the complete program-level and project-level evaluation results—as well as the report appendices.

Water Power Technologies Office 2017 Peer Review Report