Select Criteria: Tracks = IMREC, Plenary, Workshop
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room: Presidential

Whether a seasoned government affairs professional or an individual hydro professional interested in communicating hydro’s benefits with policymakers, this “nuts and bolts” session will provide event attendees the information they need to be effective advocates for our industry.

The workshop includes: tips for setting up meetings; how to “make the ask”; ...read more...


1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Presidential

3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Room: South American

There’s no better place than Washington, D.C., to sit down with leaders of regulatory and natural resource agencies who affect the marine energy industry.

In this session, modeled after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio addresses of the 1930s, representatives of various agencies share their perspectives and insights about Administration priorities, changes in ...read more...

Session Leader
Cherise Gaffney
Partner
Stoel Rives, LLP
United States

4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Room: South American

This session explores the connection between priorities for the electric system and the potential for marine energy development to contribute to solutions. Hear utiliteis and grid managers talk about their top issues and offer insights into MHK value and opportunites in the ...read more...

Session Leader
Rebecca O'Neil
Program Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Panelist
Clay Koplin
CEO
Cordova Electric Cooperative
United States

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Presidential
Featured Speaker
Kevin McIntrye
Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
United States

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Room: South American

Two signs of a stable, ‘mature’ industry include: 1) a certification process to go through to participate in the industry; and 2) companies working in the industry comply with a set of standards.

This session provides perspectives from players in the industry about why it makes business sense to support development ...read more...


12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Presidential

2:15 PM-3:30 PM
Room: South American

The traditional business approach of selling electricity to a utility via a standard power purchase agreement (PPA) is not the only revenue generation model for the marine energy sector.

Additional markets with promising potential include providing electricity for desalination, remote instrumentation, and sub-sea data centers.

Which of these and other alternative and ...read more...


8:15 AM-9:30 AM
Room: South American

This session brings the perspectives of successful developers of offshore power projects together  to share biggest lessons learned. Whether the project is using wind, waves, or tides, they each have unique permitting, deployment, and O&M challenges, as well as a complex supply chain. Learn how these challenges and complexities are being ...read more...

Session Leader
Jason Busch
Executive Director
Oregon Wave Energy Trust
United States

9:45 AM-11:00 AM
Room: South American

In the marine energy market, it’s not unusual to hear: “Your technology is so new; banks are not in the business of lending for ‘experimental’ projects.” Yet, somehow, some projects have been successful in attracting investors.

This session focuses on: understanding – from the investor’s perspective - the risks faced in ...read more...