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12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Presidential Ballroom
   2017 brings many new changes to Washington, D.C. A new Administration and a new Congress will undoubtedly affect U.S. energy and environmental policy.

   Come hear viewpoints from influential policymakers on what will drive our national policy agenda over the next few years and how the National Hydropower Association read more....

2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Actual project development in the marine energy market has made tremendous progress since the 2016 International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC).

This “state of the market” session provides an overview of who’s developing, what’s being tested, what progress has occurred, what jobs are being created as a result, what’s in the read more....

4:15 PM-5:30 PM
The year 2017 is one of great change and opportunity. In the U.S., a new administration and Congress has the potential to greatly affect the marine energy industry. In what direction are the early signs pointing? In Europe, the European Union (EU) recently announced it would invest €320 million in read more....

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Part 1: Featured Speaker

Part 2: Panel Discussion: Infrastructure Challenges

It is no secret that the U.S. is facing an enormous infrastructure challenge with aging water, wastewater and energy systems, bridges, and highways. Aging infrastructure has taken a heavy toll on our economy. Investment in rebuilding this infrastructure will significantly impact budget read more....
Panel Moderator
Linda Church Ciocci
Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
A key component of achieving commercial viability in this industry is to reduce technology costs. In the U.S., the Department of Energy and industry leaders have collaborated to identify the most promising cost-reduction opportunities, and then have funded the work to pursue these opportunities. Where are we now? What progress read more....

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Presidential Ballroom
The official conference luncheon includes presentation of the Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters awards, recognition of the Wave Energy Prize winners, and the unveiling of the Henwood Award winner -- the industry’s highest individual honor.

This is a not-to-be-missed read more....

2:15 PM-3:30 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wave Energy Prize process identified great concepts from a number of technology developers and has enabled a funding mechanism for moving some of these concepts closer to reality. Listen to and learn from the Wave Energy Prize finalists as they share their specific advice regarding read more....

9:00 AM-10:15 AM
In the marine energy sector, innovation is key … not just in terms of technology development, but also in terms of revenue generation. The traditional business approach of selling electricity to a utility via a standard power purchase agreement (PPA) is not the only revenue generation model. But, what are read more....

10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Asia, Europe, North America. Each of these geographic regions of the world offer great opportunity to develop marine energy projects, yet they each come with business-related barriers and challenges. In this important session, experienced insiders share their most important “must know” business insights from their “on-the-ground” experiences for successfully working read more....

12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Complete your Waterpower Week by joining fellow attendees for a final gathering to recap the week’s key takeaways, gather your thoughts about what to focus on going forward, and get a glimpse of what’s in store for the waterpower industry for the rest of read more....
Session Leader
Jeffrey Leahey
Deputy Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States