Scheduled DOE workshops

View the Department of Energy (DOE) workshops scheduled during Waterpower Week in Washington 2018!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018    
Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sandia National Laboratories is pleased to host the 2nd annual workshop on WEC Dynamics & Control. Topics will include modeling, control design, and state estimation with a focus towards real-time implementation. The workshop will comprise of presentations from WEC developers and researchers, as well as a robust roundtable discussion with key industry thought-leaders.

MHK Environmental Compliance Cost Reduction Strategies
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South American
Please join Sandia National Laboratories multi-partner project team in sharing the most recent analysis and graphics incorporated into the MHK Environmental Compliance Cost Reduction Strategies efforts. Over the past year, the team has continued to interview regulators and developers, and collect quantitative and qualitative data from MHK projects across the U.S, (thanks to so many of you working closely with us on this!) including from other ocean and energy industries (e.g. oil and gas, wind, etc.).

The team is analyzing quantitative information gathered regarding the studies completed, costs incurred, and funding sources during the licensing and permitting process. The project team is excited to share the most recent analysis and graphics that incorporates the findings. We look forward to your review and feedback of the findings and to begin to explore cost reduction strategies that could be helpful for permitting MHK projects.

MHK Data Community Project
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South American
The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office MHK Data Community project aims to: engage the marine renewable energy community (MRE) to understand the current needs for online tools and data; improve existing databases and portals to better meet these needs; and coordinate efforts with the international community to ensure consistency and collaboration in development of data repositories and online tools.

The national laboratory team (NREL, PNNL, Sandia) has engaged the international MRE community to understand the needs for online information infrastructure and data products, and developed a draft vision of the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE). PRIMRE seeks to provide broad access to engineering, resource characterization, and environmental effects information on marine renewable energy projects to facilitate the commercial development of the MRE industry. This workshop seeks to engage the MRE community for feedback on PRIMRE – how can we improve it to better meet the needs of the MRE community?

An overview of the PRIMRE vision, framework and functionality will be presented followed by an open discussion. We believe PRIMRE will fill many of the information gaps, so please join us and let us know how to improve the vision and to integrate the work with ongoing projects.