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12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Presidential Ballroom
   2017 brings many new changes to Washington. 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 (NHA) read more....
Plenary Session Speaker 1
Timothy Unruh
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Office of Energy Efficienty and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Plenary Session Speaker 2
Alejandro Moreno
Director, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Room: South American
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 read more....
Session Leader
Reenst Lesemann
Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Power Technologies
United States
Panelist
Claire Gibson
Managing Director
Wave Hub Ltd.
United Kingdom
Panelist
Elaine Buck
Technical Manager
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
United Kingdom
Panelist
Sue Barr
External Affairs Manager
OpenHydro Technology Ltd.
Ireland

4:15 PM-5:30 PM
Room: South American
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....
Session Leader
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States
Panelist
Andrew Stewart, PhD
Principal Engineer, Applied Physics Laboratory, and Associate Director, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
University of Washington
United States
Panelist
Ian Masters
College of Engineering
Swansea University
United Kingdom
Panelist
Paul Gay
Vice President
SMI/Helios Strategies
United States
Panelist
Tim Ramsey
Acting Program Manager for Marine and Hydrokinetic R&D, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

9:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room: Presidential Ballroom

Part 1: Featured Speaker



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Featured Speaker
Dan Newhouse
U.S. Congressman, Representing 4th District, Washington State
U.S. House of Representatives
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Presidential Ballroom

Part 2: Panel Discussion: Advancing Solutions to the Challenge of Infrastructure



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 read more....

Panel Moderator
Linda Church Ciocci
Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States
Panelist
Brennan Smith
Program Manager, Hydropower Technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Clay Koplin
CEO
Cordova Electric Cooperative
United States
Panelist
David Bowling, Jr.
River Management, General Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Room: South American
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....
Session Leader
Mirko Previsic
President
Re Vision Consulting LLC
United States
Panelist
Jonathan Hodges
Senior Innovation Engineer
Wave Energy Scotland
United Kingdom
Panelist
Rajesh Dham
Technology Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Tony Lewis
Chief Technical Officer
Ocean Energy
Ireland
Panelist
Vince Neary
MHK Technology Lead
Sandia National Laboratories
United States

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....
Featured Speaker
Scott Perry
U.S. Congressman, Representing 4th District, Pennsylvania
United States

2:15 PM-4:00 PM
Room: South American
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....
Session Leader
Belinda Batten, PhD
Director, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Oregon State University
United States
Panelist
Alex Hagmuller
CEO and President
Aquaharmonics
United States
Panelist
Ann Dallman
Senior R&D Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories
United States
Panelist
Mirko Previsic
President
Re Vision Consulting LLC
United States
Panelist
Thomas Boerner, MSc
Hydrodynamics and Controls Lead
CalWave Power
United States
Panelist
Tim Mundon
Chief Engineer
Oscilla Power
United States

9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Room: South American
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....
Session Leader
Bill McShane
Technology Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Al LiVecchi
Laboratory Program Manager, Water Power
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Bill Staby
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Resolute Marine Energy
United States
Panelist
Gary Gill
Deputy Director, Coastal Sciences Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Scott Littlefield
Program Manager
DARPA/TTO
United States

10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Room: South American
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....
Session Leader
Ann Dallman
Senior R&D Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories
United States
Panelist
John Ferland
President and COO
Ocean Renewable Power Company
United States
Panelist
Mark Leybourne
Senior Engineer
ITPEnergised
United Kingdom
Panelist
Mary Ann Adonizio, P.E.
Director of Resource Assessment and Project Development
Verdant Power
United States
Panelist
Oliver Wragg
Commercial Director
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited
United Kingdom

12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Room: Congressional
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
Linda Church Ciocci
Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States
Panelist
Brenna Vaughn
Program Dirctor
Hydro Research Foundation
United States
Panelist
Herbie Johnson
Hydro General Manager
Southern Company
United States
Panelist
Marla Barnes
Publisher and Chief Editor, Hydro Group
PennWell Corporation
United States