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, as well as 80–90% of their funded active project portfolio every two years. This ensures and enhances the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) will hold its Project Peer Review October 8–10, 2019, in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the Project Peer Review is to evaluate projects funded by DOE based on their contribution to the mission and goals of the office, to track progress made against stated objectives, and assess the office's overall management and performance.
The majority of projects in WPTO's Fiscal Year 2017‒2018 research and development (R&D) portfolio will be presented to the public and systematically reviewed by external subject-matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies. The 2019 Project Peer Review will include simultaneous tracks across all of the Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) and Hydropower Programs' technology areas, including:
- MHK Foundational and Crosscutting R&D
- MHK Technology-Specific System Design and Validation
- Reducing Barriers to MHK Testing
- MHK Data Sharing and Analysis
- Technology R&D for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth (HydroNext)
- Hydropower & Grid Reliability and Resilience
- Environmental R&D and System Optimization for Hydropower
- Hydropower Data Sharing and Analysis
- Program and Corporate Support.
The Hilton Alexandra Old Town is the official hotel for peer review accommodations from October 7–11, 2019. WPTO has reserved a block of rooms for a reduced rate of $251 per night. The special room rate will be available until September 7, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Booking a reservation is simple. To begin the process, click on "book room here" below to receive your group's preferred rate, or you may book directly by referencing the 2019 Water Power Technologies Office Peer Review when dialing direct, or you may book online via our personal link here.
More information coming soon!
Past Peer Reviews
See presentations from past peer reviews here: