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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”; 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 more...

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

In August 2017, U.S. Department of Energy staff presented an “Electricity Markets and Reliability” report to Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Since that time, in the U.S., federal and state policy makers have been discussing and debating how to address critical challenges brought forward in the report.

Marine energy can contribute toward more...

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Presidential

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 more...

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

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

The saying goes: “Two heads are better than one.” The idea of this session is to bring another “head” to the marine energy discussion … that being the perspective of offshore wind power. Offshore wind, much like marine energy, is a new power generation sector, with just one operating project more...

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 more...