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8:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: A107
Speaker
Alejandro Moreno
Director, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

8:15 AM-9:15 AM
Room: A107

This practical session will focus on the engineering issues device manufacturers have faced and overcome. Speakers will share their in-the-field lessons learned, to help others move faster through similar (read more...)

Moderator
David Browning
Vice President
Altman Browning and Co.
United States
Panelist
Andrew Ziegwied
Scientific Sales Manager
L3 ASV
United States
Panelist
Thomas Hickman
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Vigor Works LLC
United States
Panelist
Tim Acker
Chief Executive Officer
BioSonics, Inc.
United States

9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Room: A107

According to the World Bank, the blue economy is the “sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs and ocean ecosystem health.” Learn exactly how marine energy --  ocean, river and in-channel – fits. And hear how renewables can green up existing blue economy sectors, plus (read more...)

Moderator
Doug Hunt
Commissioner
Lincoln County
United States
Panelist
Bob Uhlenkott
Research Division Director
Oregon Employment Department
United States
Panelist
Joshua Berger
Governor's Maritime Sector Lead, State of Washington
Department of Commerce
United States
Panelist
Rick Spinrad
President, Marine Technology Society
Oregon State University
United States

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: A107

Marine energy is an evolving and emerging new technology sector with significant opportunities for companies that work in conventional hydropower and related markets. Panelists will discuss – among other topics – how they are specifying and ordering underwater cables and connectors and things to be careful (read more...)

Moderator
Andrew Ziegwied
Scientific Sales Manager
L3 ASV
United States
Panelist
Adam Stolz
Director of Business Development
Zepher, Inc.
United States
Panelist
David Browning
Vice President
Altman Browning and Co.
United States

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Room: A107

It may be time for the discussion around marine energy to move beyond levelized cost of electricity and toward marine energy as a least-cost option dependent on each individual situation. Examples of applications where marine energy can shine include micro grids and providing electricity to remote (read more...)

Moderator
Rebecca O'Neil
Program Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Panelist
Abhishek Somani
Senior Economist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Dhruv Bhatnagar
Energy Systems Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Greg Stark
Hydropower Technical Lead
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Mike Starrett
Energy Analyst
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
United States

3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Room: A107

These two important elements belong in every discussion of marine energy because they are vital to the commercialization of this technology. This session will include advice and lessons from system engineers who have laid out small (read more...)

Moderator
Robert Bass
Portland State University
United States
Panelist
Eric Anderson
Strategic Manager
PacifiCorp
United States
Panelist
John Schaad
Electrical Engineer
Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Services
United States
Panelist
Kenneth Safe
Construction and Facility Management Officer
Oregon Army National Guard
United States
Panelist
Timothy Clark
Energy Manager
Oregon Military Departnment
United States
Panelist
Travis Douville
Project Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States

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