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Marine Energy Peer Review Registration

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The Marine Energy Peer Review will evaluate WPTO-funded marine energy projects based on their contribution to the office’s mission and goals, track progress made against stated objectives, and assess the office's overall management and performance.

Results from the Peer Review process are used to inform decision-making, enhance active project management, and modify or expand existing projects. The Peer Review process enables external stakeholders to provide feedback and recommendations to accelerate industry development in water power technologies. The Marine Energy Peer Review will be virtual and open to the public.

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2022 Marine Energy Peer Review Agenda

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Marine Energy Program Opening Plenary

Day 1: Monday, July 18, 2022

Start
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:30
AM

WPTO Overview

WPTO

Jennifer Garson

10:30
AM

10:45
AM

Peer Review Introduction

WPTO

Ali Hewett

10:45
AM

11:30
AM

Marine Energy Program Overview

WPTO

Tim Ramsey

11:30
AM
11:40
AM
BREAK    

11:40
AM

12:20
PM

Powering the Blue Economy Overview

WPTO/NREL

Tessa Greco

12:20
AM

12:45
PM

Marine Energy STEM and Workforce Development

NREL

Arielle Cardinal

12:45
PM

 

ADJOURN AND MOVE TO ACTIVITY AREA BREAKOUTS (Days 2-4)

 

 

Foundational R&D

Day 2: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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End (ET)

Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:40 AM

Foundational R&D Activity Area Overview

WPTO

William McShane

10:40
AM

11:10 AM

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

Oscilla Power, Inc.

Tim Mundon

11:10
AM

11:35 AM

Seawater Compatible Rotary Pump for Wave Energy Conversion

Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.

Marcus Gay

11:35
AM

11:45 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:45
AM

12:10 PM

Design of High-Deflection Foils for MHK Applications

Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC

Jarlath McEntee

12:10
PM

12:35 PM

Performance Testing of An Integrated Magnetic Power Take-Off

Portland State University

Jonathan Bird

12:35
PM

1:25 PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:25
PM

1:50 PM

Holistic Control Embedded Power Take Off (PTO) Development

CalWave Power Technologies Inc.

Thomas Boerner, Marcus Lehmann, Dan Petcovic

1:50
PM

2:15 PM

Advanced Materials

SNL, NREL, PNNL

Bernadette Sanchez-Hernandez

2:15
PM

2:40 PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Fatigue and Structural Load Analysis and Control for Variable Geometry Wave Energy Converters

NREL

Nathan Tom

10:25
AM

10:50 AM

Next Generation WEC PTO Co-Design

SNL

Ryan Coe

10:50
AM

11:15 AM

Wave Energy Converter Modeling

NREL, SNL

Dave Ogden, Kelley Ruehl

11:15
AM

11:25 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50 AM

WEC Array Power Management and Output Simulation Tool

NREL, PNNL

Toan Thanh Tran

11:50
AM

12:15 PM

WEC Design Optimization

SNL

Ryan Coe

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Wave Energy Converter Interlink Umbilical Cables Design Requirements, Best Practices and Recommended Design Improvements

NREL

Rick Driscoll

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

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

NREL, PNNL, SNL

Levi Kilcher, Vincent Neary, Zhaoqing Yang

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Technology-Specific System Design and Validation

DAY 2, TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022

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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00 AM

10:40 AM

Technology-Specific System Design and Validation Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Elaine Buck

10:40 AM

11:10 AM

Reduction of System Cost Characteristics Through Innovative Solutions to Installation, Operations, And Maintenance

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.

Michael Ondusko

11:10 AM

11:35 AM

Open Water Testing of a Scaled Next Generation Point Absorber Wave Energy Device with Phase Control

AquaHarmonics, Inc.

Alex Hagmuller

11:35 AM

11:45 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:45 AM

12:10 PM

Water Horse Hydroelectric Harvester Development

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Jeremy Kasper

12:10 PM

12:35 PM

Performance Optimization and System Demonstration of a Multi-Mode Point Absorber

Oscilla Power, Inc.

Tim Mundon

12:35 PM

1:25
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter

Atargis Energy Corporation

Stefan Siegel

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Design, Build and Test of Novel, Remote, Low-Power Wave Energy Converter for Non-Grid Applications

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.

Erik Hammagren

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Xct System for Harvesting In-Current Hydrokinetic Energy from Low-Velocity Sites

Littoral Power Systems Inc.

David Duquette

2:40 PM

3:05 PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022

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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Hawaii Wave Surge Energy Converter (HAWSEC)

University of Hawaii Systems

Patrick Cross

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

An Innovative SR-WEC for a Market-Disruptive LCOE

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

HeonYong Kang

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Device Design and Robust Periodic Motion Control of an Ocean Kite System for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting

North Carolina State University

Chris Vermillion

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50
AM

Low-Flow Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine for Small Autonomous Unmanned Mobile Recharge Stations

Florida Atlantic University

Manhar Dhanak

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Modular Rivgen

Ocean Renewable Power Company, Inc.

Ryan Tyler

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Advancing CalWave's WEC Design for PacWave

CalWave Power Technologies Inc.

Thomas Boerner

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter Using Controllable Efficient Power Takeoff System

Stevens Institute of Technology (Inc)

Muhammad R. Hajj

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

MARMOK - Oscillating Water Column (OWC)

Idom, Inc.

Borja de Miguel Para

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Optimization, Design, And Commercialization Planning of Next-Generation Stingray H3 Wave Energy Converter

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.

Pukha Lenee-Bluhm

2:40
PM

3:05
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:40
AM

Waves to Water: Desalination Prize

NREL, WPTO

Scott Jenne, Simon Gore

10:40
AM

11:20
AM

Ocean Observing Prize

NREL, PNNL WPTO

Jenny Wiegele, Carrie Schmaus

11:20
AM

11:30
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30
AM

11:55
AM

Wave-SPARC - Structured Innovation

NREL, SNL

Jochem Weber

11:55
AM

12:20 PM

Distributed Embedded Energy Converter Technologies DEEC-TEC

NREL

Blake Boren

12:20
PM

1:05
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:05
PM

1:30
PM

Significant Cost Reduction Potential for Wave Energy Conversion Devices with Variable Geometry Modules

NREL

Nathan Tom

1:30
PM

1:55
PM

Verdant/NREL Research Measurement Campaign

NREL

Robynne Murray

1:55
AM

2:25
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Reducing Barriers to Testing

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022

Start
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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00 AM

10:40 AM

Reducing Barriers to Testing Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Lauren Reudy

10:40 AM

11:20 AM

Triton Initiative

PNNL

Joe Haxel, Garrett Staines

11:20 AM

11:30 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30 AM

11:55 AM

Rapidly Deployable Acoustic Monitoring and Localization System Based on A Low-Cost Wave Buoy Platform

Integral Consulting Inc.

Kaustubha Raghukumar

11:55 AM

12:20 PM

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

Biosonics, Inc.

Tim Acker

12:20 PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Improvements to Hydrodynamic and Acoustic Models for Environmental Prediction

SNL

Jesse Roberts

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

National Lab and University Collaboration for MHK Instrumentation and Data Processing Tools

NREL, PNNL, SNL

Rebecca Fao, Rick Driscoll, Budi Gunawan, Chitra Sivaraman

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Network Director for The Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program

Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Matt Sanders

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

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End
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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Enabling Cost Effective Electricity from Ocean Waves: PacWave

Oregon State University

Burke Hales

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

National Marine Renewable Energy Center Infrastructure Upgrades

University of Washington

Brian Polagye

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Current Turbines Mobile Testing Vessel

Idom, Inc.

Alvaro Garcia

11:15
AM

11:45
AM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Data Access, Analytics, and Workforce Development

Day 4: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Start
(ET)

End
(ET)

Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00 AM

10:25 AM

Marine Energy Data Access, Analytics, and Workforce Development Overview

WPTO

Allison Johson

10:25 AM

10:50 AM

MHK Data Products and User Community Development (PRIMRE)

PNNL, NREL, SNL

Andrea Copping

10:50 AM

11:15 AM

International Environmental Data Sharing Initiative (Annex IV Project & Tethys Database)

PNNL

Andrea Copping

11:15 AM

11:25 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25 AM

11:50 AM

Improving The Efficiency and Effectiveness for MHK Permitting: A Toolkit and Engagement for Success

Kearns & West, Inc.

Zach Barr

11:50 AM

12:15 PM

Grid Value Proposition of MHK

PNNL, NREL

Dhruv Bhatnagar, Levi Kilcher

12:15 PM

12:45 PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers