The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) will host its 2022 Peer Review in July 2022. The Marine Energy Program review will take place July 18-22 and the Hydropower Program review will take place July 25-29. All sessions will be virtual and open to the public. Register for the Hydropower and Marine Energy Program reviews today.

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2022 Marine Energy Program Peer Review Agenda

Download the full agenda.

Marine Energy Program Opening Plenary

Day 1: Monday, July 18, 2022

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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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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

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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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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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

Hawaii Wave Surge Energy Converter (HAWSEC)

University of Hawaii Systems

Patrick Cross

2:40 PM

3:05 PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

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

Littoral Power Systems Inc.

David Duquette

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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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

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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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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

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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

 

2022 Hydropower Program Peer Review Agenda

Download the full agenda.

Hydropower Program Opening Plenary

Day 1: Monday, July 25, 2022

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PRESENTATION TOPIC ORGANIZATION SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:30
AM

WPTO Overview

WPTO

Jennifer Garson

10:30
AM

10:40
AM

Peer Review Introduction

WPTO

Ali Hewett

10:40
AM

10:45
AM

BREAK

 

 

10:45
AM

11:30
AM

Hydropower Program Review

WPTO

Tim Welch

11:30
AM

11:55
AM

Data Access, Analytics, and Workforce Development Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Corey Vezina, Allison Johnson

11:55
AM

12:25
PM

Hydropower, STEM, and Workforce Development

NREL

Elise DeGeorge

12:25
PM

 

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

 

 

Innovations for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth

Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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PRESENTATION TOPIC

ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Innovations for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Katie Jackson

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Groundbreaking Hydro and I AM Hydro Prizes

NREL, ORNL, WPTO

Tessa Greco, Scott DeNeale, Katie Jackson

11:00 AM

11:25 AM

The Design and Development of a Composite Hydropower Turbine Runner

Composite Technology Development, Inc.

Paul Fabian

11:25 AM

11:35 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:35 AM

11:50 AM

Cold Spray Process Development for In Situ Repair and Mitigation of Cavitation Erosion

PNNL

Chris Smith

11:50 AM

12:15
PM

Standard Modular Hydropower Technology Acceleration

ORNL

Scott DeNeale

12:15 PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Restoration Hydro: A Watershed Approach to Standard Modular New Hydropower

Natel Energy Inc.

Abe Schneider

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Prefabricated Standard Modular Hydropower Installations for Low-Cost Small Hydropower

Littoral Power Systems Inc

David Duquette

1:50 PM 

2:15
PM

Small Hydro Interconnection Study

PNNL, ORNL

Alison Colotelo, Todd Wall, Chris O'Reilly, Hope Corsair

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Development of a Modular Helical Fish Passage for Low Head Applications

Percheron Power, LLC

Jerry Straalsund

10:25
AM

10:50 AM

Advanced Compact Generation Module with Fish Safe Runner Technology

Natel Energy, Inc.

Gregor Cadman

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Prefabricated Zero Ascend Omnispecies (ZAO) Modular Fish Passage Modules Using Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

Littoral Power Systems Inc.

David Duquette

11:15
AM

11:25 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50 AM

A Novel Sediment Passage Module Design for Support of Standard Modular Hydropower

Regents of The University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Marr

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

National Conduit Resource Assessment

ORNL

Shi-Chieh Kao

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Integrated Water Power Resilience

PNNL, INL

Juliet Homer, Tim McJunkin

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Irrigation Modernization

INL, PNNL

Thomas Mosier

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Alternative Opportunities for Hydropower

PNNL, INL

Rajiv, Prasad, Thomas Mosier

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Cost Data Collection & Modeling for Hydropower

ORNL

Gbadebo Oladosu

2:40
PM

3:05
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

HydroWIRES

Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:40
AM

HydroWIRES Initiative Overview

WPTO

Sam Bockenhauer

10:40
AM

11:05
AM

Hydropower Flexibility Framework

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Francisco Kuljevan

11:05
AM

11:30
AM

Increasing Operational Flexibility of Francis Turbines at Low Head Sites, Through Analytical and Empirical Solutions

GE Renewable Energy Hydro

Guillaume Rudelle

11:30
AM

11:40
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:40
AM

12:05
PM

Exploring Multidimensional Spatial-Temporal Hydropower Operational Flexibilities by Modeling and Optimizing Water-Constrained Cascading Hydroelectric

Stevens Institute of Technology

Lei Wu

12:05
PM

12:30
PM

Identifying Hydropower Operational Flexibilities in Presence of Streamflow and Net-Load Uncertainty

University of California, Irvine

Soroosh Sorooshian and Bita Analui

12:30
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Geomechanical Pumped Storage

Quidnet Energy Inc.

Joe Zhou

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Modeling And Optimizing Pumped Storage in A Multi-Stage Large Scale Electricity Market Under Portfolio Evolution

University of Missouri System

Rui Bo

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Value And Role of Pumped Storage Hydro Under High Variable Renewables

GE Power

Christina Bisceglia

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Predicting Unique Market Pumped Storage Significance (PUMPSS)

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Aidan Tuohy

2:40
PM

3:00
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:30
AM

FAST Commissioning Prize for Pumped Storage Hydropower

NREL

Tessa Greco

10:30
AM

10:55
AM

PSH-TES Tool

PNNL, ANL

Mark Weimar, Patrick Balducci

10:55 AM 11:20 AM HydroWIRES Topic D1: CEM Enhancements NREL Stuart Cohen

11:20
AM

11:30
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30
AM

11:55
AM

Value Drivers Quantification

ANL, NREL, PNNL

Todd Levin

11:55
AM

12:20
PM

HydroWIRES Topic A: Environment-Flexibility Win-Wins

ORNL

Brenda Pracheil

12:20
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

PSH Portfolio Evaluation and Innovation Study

ANL

Vladimir Koritarov

1:25 PM 1:50 PM Life Cycle Assessment of Storage Technologies NREL Greg Stark

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Scope Improvements to Power Flow and Stability Models

PNNL

Slaven Kincic

2:15
PM

2:30
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 4: Thursday, July 28, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

HydroWIRES Topic C: Quantifying Reliability/Resilience

PNNL, ANL, INL, NREL, ORNL

Abishek Somani

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

HydroWIRES Topic D2: Transmission/Storage Equivalence

PNNL, ANL

Jeremy Twitchell, Zhi Zhou 

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Idaho Power Run-of-River Hydropower and Battery Modeling

PNNL

Feng Pan

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25 AM 11:50 AM Hydropower Plant Controller Prototyping using Remote Hardware in the Loop NREL Mayank Panwar

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Integrated Hydropower and Energy Storage: Providing Essential Reliability and Ancillary Services using Individual or Coordinated Hydropower Plants

INL, NREL

Thomas Mosier, Vahan Gevorgian

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK 

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Hydropower Storage Capacity Dataset

ORNL

Carly Hansen

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

HydroWIRES Topic B1: Enhancing the Representation of Conventional Hydropower Flexibility in Production Cost Models

NREL, PNNL

Greg Stark, Nathalie Voisin

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

HydroWIRES Topic B2: Improving the Representation of Hydrologic Processes and Reservoir Operations in Production Cost Models

NREL, PNNL

Greg Stark, Nathalie Voisin

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

HydroWIRES Topic D3: Forecasting

PNNL, INL

Nathalie Voisin, Thomas Mosier

2:40
PM

3:00
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Fleet Modernization, Maintenance, and Cybersecurity

Day 4: Thursday, July 28, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

PRESENTER

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Fleet Modernization, Maintenance, and Cybersecurity Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Kyle DeSomber

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

Digital Twin

PNNL ORNL

Osman Ahmed, Hong Wang

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Hydropower Fleet Intelligence

ORNL

Pradeep Ramuhalli

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50
AM

Cybersecurity Value-At-Risk Framework

NREL, ANL

Anuj Sanghvi

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Hydropower Cyber-Physical Reference Framework

PNNL, ANL, NREL

Ken Ham

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Hydropower Cybersecurity Risk/State of Fleet

PNNL

Marie Whyatt

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Hydropower Fleet Cybersecurity Response and Recovery

PNNL

Darlene Thorsen

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Environmental & Hydrologic Systems Science

Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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PRESENTATION TOPIC

ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM
10:30
AM
Environmental and Hydrologic Systems Science Activity Area Overview WPTO Dana McCoskey

10:30
AM

10:55
AM

A Real-time and Autonomous Water Quality Monitoring System

PNNL

Daniel Deng

10:55
AM

11:20
AM

Shad Tag Development

PNNL

Daniel Deng

11:20
AM

11:30
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30
AM

12:00
PM

Fish Protection Prize

NREL, WPTO

Tessa Grecco, Dana McCoskey

12:00
AM

12:25
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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ORGANIZATION

SPEAKER

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Demonstrating Value of River Data Aggregation and Visualization Capabilities

PNNL

Kyle Larson

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

GMLC Water Risk for the Bulk Power System: Asset to Grid Impacts

NREL, ORNL

Ariel Miara

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Methane Emissions

ORNL

Natalie Griffiths

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50
AM

FERC eLibrary

PNNL

Bo Saulsbury

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Hydro Fleet Database Development and Analyses (HydroSource)

ORNL

Debjani Singh

12:15
PM

12:35
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Past Peer Reviews

The purpose of the Peer Review is to evaluate projects funded by WPTO 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 programmatic decision making; enhance active project management; and modify or expand existing projects. The Peer Review process enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on the most impactful use of taxpayer funding and develop recommendations for the most efficient and effective ways to accelerate industry development in water power technologies. For more information on previous peer reviews, please visit the links below.

All programs within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer reviews covering their key projects and active project portfolio. This ensures and enhances the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects.