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View the final report and presentations from the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Program 2019 Peer Review meeting on October 8-10, 2019.

2019 Peer Review Final Report

2019 Peer Review Presentations

Plenary

PresentationPresenter(s)Track
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) Overview

Alejandro Moreno, WPTO

Plenary
Peer Review Logistics

Allison Johnson, WPTO

Plenary

Hydropower

Hydropower Plenary
PresentationPresenter(s)Track
Hydropower Program Overview

Tim Welch, WPTO

Hydro Plenary
Hydropower Vision Roadmap

TJ Heibel, PNNL, ANL, INL, NREL, ORNL

Hydro Plenary
Overview of the HydroWIRES Initiative

Sam Bockenhauer, WPTO

Hydro Plenary
Hydropower Track 1 | Grid Reliability and Resilience, New Technology and Modernization
PresentationPresenter(s)Track

Hydropower Track 1 Overview

Sam Bockenhauer

WPTO

Grid
Hydropower Value Study

Abhishek Somani

PNNL, ANL, INL, NREL, ORNL

Grid
North American Renewable Integration Study

Greg Brinkman

NREL

Grid
Valuation Guidance and Techno-Economic Studies for Pumped Storage Hydropower

Vladimir Koritarov

ANL

Grid
Integrated Hydropower and Storage Systems Operation for Enhanced Grid Services

Thomas Mosier

INL

Grid
Modeling the Value of Networked, Small Hydro Generators to the Grid

Greg Stark

NREL

Grid
Hydropower Track 1: Grid Reliability and Resilience, New Technology and Modernization Technology R&D for Low-Impact Hydro Growth

Marisol Bonnet

WPTO

Grid
Transforming the U.S. Market with a New Application of Ternary- Type Pumped-Storage Hydropower Technology

Mark Jacobson

NREL

Grid
Ground-Level Integrated Diverse Energy Storage (GLIDES)

Ahmad Abuheiba

ORNL

Grid
Hydro Battery Systems Catalog Development

JT Steenkamp

Shell Energy North

America (US), L.P.

Grid

Cost Effective Small Scale Pumped Storage Configuration

Henry Obermeyer

Obermeyer Hydro

Accessories, Inc.

Grid

Modular Roots-Based Rotor Turbine-Generator System for Small Hydro

David Yee

Eaton Corporation

New Tech+Mod

Rapidly Deployable Advanced Integrated Low Head Hydropower Turbine Prototype

Arnie Fontaine

Pennsylvania State Univ.

New Tech+Mod

Optimized Composite Prototype for Archimedes Turbine Manufacture

Marisol Bonnet

(on behalf of Percheron Power, LLC)

New Tech+Mod

The Design and Development of a Composite Hydropower Turbine Runner

Paul Fabian

Composite Technology

Development, Inc.

New Tech+Mod

A Cost-Disruptive, Low-Impact, Modular Form Factor Low-Head Hydropower System

David Duquette

Littoral Power Systems, Inc.

New Tech+Mod

Efficient, Modular Low-Head Linear Pelton Turbine with Simple, Low-Cost Civil Works

Abe Schneider

Natel Energy

New Tech+Mod

Standard Modular Hydropower Technology Acceleration

Brennan Smith

ORNL

New Tech+Mod

An Assessment of Conduit Hydropower Potential at Public Drinking Water Systems - Pilot Study

Shih-Chieh Kao

ORNL

New Tech+Mod
Solid State Processing for Improved Performance of Current and Next-Generation Hydropower Components

Ken Ross

PNNL

New Tech+Mod

Overview of R&D to Support Modernization, Upgrades and Security for Existing Hydropower Fleet

Mark Christian

WPTO

New Tech+Mod

Hydro Fleet Database Development and Analyses (Hydro Source)

Brennan Smith

ORNL

New Tech+Mod

Low-Head, Short-Intake Flow Measurement Research

Sam Harding

PNNL

New Tech+Mod

Hydropower Fleet Intelligence

Stephen Signore

ORNL

New Tech+Mod

Hydropower Track 2 | Environmental R&D & Data Management
PresentationPresenter(s)Track
Hydropower Track 2 Overview

Tim Welch

WPTO

Enviro+Data

Overview of Big-Data Access and Management

Hoyt Battey

WPTO

Enviro+Data

Annual Hydropower Market and Trends Report

Rocio Uria-Martinez

ORNL

Enviro+Data

Hydropower Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit

Aaron Levine

NREL

Enviro+Data

An Examination of the Hydropower Licensing and Federal Authorization Process

Aaron Levine

NREL

Enviro+Data

Overview of Environmental R&D and Hydrologic Systems Science

Dana McCoskey

WPTO

Enviro+Data

Third SECURE Water Act Section 9505 Assessment

Shih-Chieh Kao

ORNL, PNNL

Enviro+Data

Advancing Modeling Tools for Assessment of Long-Term Energy/Water Risks for Hydropower

Mark Wigmosta

PNNL

Enviro+Data
 

Monitoring Technology Development for Sensitive Species (Eel/ Lamprey Tag Development)

Daniel Deng

PNNL

Enviro+Data

Biologically-Based Design and Evaluation of Hydropower Turbines

Alison Colotelo

PNNL, ORNL

Enviro+Data

Environmental Decision Support: Science-Based Tools for Hydropower Stakeholder Collaboration

Brenda Pracheil

ORNL

Enviro+Data

Deep Learning for Automated Identification of Eels in Sonar Data

Paul Jacobson

Electric Power

Research Institute (EPRI)

Enviro+Data

Modular and Scalable Downstream Passage Systems for Silver American Eels

Steve Amaral

Alden Research

Laboratory, Inc.

Enviro+Data

Fishway Entrance Palisade

Kevin Mulligan

UMASS Amherst

Enviro+Data

Commercialization of Sensor Fish Technology to Support Hydropower Development (TCF)

Daniel Deng

PNNL

Enviro+Data

Self-Powered Acoustic Transmitter

Daniel Deng

PNNL

Enviro+Data

Evaluation of the Whooshh Fish Transport System

Alison Colotelo

PNNL

Enviro+Data

Marine & Hydrokinetic (MHK)

MHK Plenary
PresentationPresenter(s)Track
MHK Program Overview

Tim Ramsey, WPTO

MHK Plenary
Enabling Cost Effective Electricity from Ocean Waves - PacWave

Burke Hales, Oregon State Univ.

MHK Plenary
Powering the Blue Economy™

Simon Geerlofs, WPTO

MHK Plenary

WPTO Presentation on Mechanisms for Powering the Blue Economy™

Jenn Garson, WPTO

MHK Plenary

Marine & Hydrokinetic Track 1 | Foundational R&D, Technology Design, and Validation
PresentationPresenter(s)Track
MHK Track 1 Overview

Tim Ramsey

WPTO

Foundational R&D
Overview of MHK Foundational and Crosscutting Research and Development

Bill McShane

WPTO

Foundational R&D

Reduction of System Cost Characteristics through Innovative Solutions to Installation, Operations and Maintenance

Michael Ondusko

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.

Foundational R&D

Demonstration of an Advanced Multi-Mode Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion

Tim Mundon

Oscilla Power, Inc.

Foundational R&D

Advanced TidGen Power System

Jarlath McEntee

ORPC - Maine

Foundational R&D

Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Modeling

Yi-Hsiang Yu

NREL, SNL

Foundational R&D

DTOcean (Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy)

Jesse Roberts

SNL

Foundational R&D

Material Design Tools for Marine and Hydrokinetic Composite Structures

Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez

SNL, PNNL, NREL

Foundational R&D

Optimal Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Controls using Causal and MPC Methods

Mirko Previsic

Re Vision Consulting, LLC

Foundational R&D

Wave Prediction Leveraging Multiple Measurement Sources – A Sensor Fusion Approach

Mirko Previsic

Re Vision Consulting, LLC

Foundational R&D

Advanced Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Dynamics and Controls

Ryan Coe

SNL

Foundational R&D
Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Design Optimization

Ryan Coe

SNL

Foundational R&D
Overview of Technology-Specific Design and Validation

Lauren Moraski Ruedy

WPTO

Foundational R&D

HydroAir Power Take Off System

Rod Blunk

Siemens Government Technologies

Foundational R&D

Demonstration of the Ocean Energy (OE) Buoy at US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site

Erik Mauer

(on behalf of Ocean Energy USA LLC)

Foundational R&D

Azura Demonstration at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

Steven Kopf

Northwest Energy Innovations

Foundational R&D
Wave-SPARC: Systematic Process and Analysis for Reaching Commercialization

Jochem Weber

NREL

Foundational R&D
Flexible Material WEC Technology Techno-Economic Performance

Jochem Weber

NREL

Foundational R&D

Standards Development for Marine Energy

Walt Musial

NREL

Foundational R&D

Kinetic Hydropower System (KHPS) TriFrame Mount Integrated Development and IO&M Testing at RITE

Dean Corren

Verdant Power, Inc.

Foundational R&D

CalWAVE Open Water Demonstration

Thomas Boerner

CalWave Power Technologies Inc.

Foundational R&D

A Hermetically Sealed Magnetically Geared Marine Hydrokinetic Generator

Jonathan Bird

Portland State Univ.

Foundational R&D

Robotic Juggler Offshore WEC

Vassilios Vamvas

Enorasy LLC

Foundational R&D

Techno-Economic Analysis and Program Support

Scott Jenne

NREL

Foundational R&D
Marine & Hydrokinetic Track 2 | Reducing Barriers to Testing and Data Sharing
PresentationPresenter(s)Track
MHK Track 2 Overview

Tim Ramsey

WPTO

Testing & Data

Overview of Reducing Barriers to Testing

Steve DeWitt

WPTO

Testing & Data

MHK Regulatory Initiatives Analysis

Sam Bockenhauer

WPTO

Testing & Data

MHK Environmental Compliance Cost Assessment

Jesse Roberts

SNL

Testing & Data

Hydrodynamic and Acoustic Models for Quantitative Environmental Assessment

Jesse Roberts

SNL

Testing & Data

MHK Performance Measurement and Instrumentation

Rick Driscoll

NREL

Testing & Data

Video Analysis Software Development

Shari Matzner

PNNL

Testing & Data

Enabling Cost-Effective Electricity from Ocean Waves - PacWave

Burke Hales

Oregon State Univ.

Testing & Data

Marine Mammal Behavioral Response to Tidal Turbine Sound

Brian Polagye

Univ. of Washington

Testing & Data

Triton Initiative

Meg Pinza

PNNL

Testing & Data

NoiseSpotter: Cost-effective, Real-time Acoustic Characterization and Localization System

Kaus Raghukumar

Integral Consulting Inc.

Testing & Data

DAISY: A Drifting Acoustic Instrumentation System

Brian Polagye

Univ. of Washington

Testing & Data

A Combined Electric/Magnetic Field Instrument for MHK Environmental Monitoring

Alan Chave

WHOI

Testing & Data

Benthic Habitat Monitoring Tools for MHK Environmental Assessments

Gene Revelas

Integral Consulting Inc.

Testing & Data

Long-Range Target Detection and Classification System for Environmental Monitoring at MHK Sites

Jim Dawson

BioSonics Inc.

Testing & Data

Unobtrusive Multi-Static Serial LiDAR Imager (UMSLI) for Wide-Area Surveillance and Identification of Marine Life at MHK Installations

Anni Dalgleish

Florida Atlantic Univ.

Testing & Data

Third-Generation Adaptable Monitoring Package (3G-AMP)

Brian Polagye

Univ. of Washington

Testing & Data

Overview of Data Sharing and Analysis

Hoyt Battey

WPTO

Testing & Data

Tidal Resource Gaps Analysis

Kevin Haas

(on behalf of NREL)

Testing & Data

Model Validation and Site Characterization for Early Deployment MHK Sites and Establishment of Wave Classification Scheme

Levi Kilcher

NREL, PNNL, SNL

Testing & Data

International Environmental Data Sharing Initiative (OES-Environmental & Tethys Database)

Andrea Copping

PNNL

Testing & Data

Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR)

Jon Weers

NREL

Testing & Data

MHK Data Products and User Community Development

Kelley Ruehl

SNL, NREL, PNNL

Testing & Data