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WEC-Sim Webinar #4 – Mooring and Visualization, July 18, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Tuesday July 18 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the third of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #4 – Mooring and Visualization, July 18, 2017

WEC-Sim Webinar #3 – Power Take-Off Application, June 13, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Tuesday June 13 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the third of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters (WEC). [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #3 – Power Take-Off Application, June 13, 2017

Upcoming Webinar: WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT)

Researchers from Sandia and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present an instructional webinar on the WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT) on June 14 from 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. MST. During the webinar, these researchers will provide an overview of the toolbox, work through examples, and respond to questions. Save the date by adding the [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Modeling & Analysis, Water Power|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT)

WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – Nonlinear Hydro and B2B, May 24, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Wednesday May 24 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the second of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – Nonlinear Hydro and B2B, May 24, 2017

Sandia to participate in Water Power Week May 1-3, 2017

Sandia’s water power researchers will participate in the 2017 Water power week in Washington, DC. Waterpower week includes three conferences (IMREC, METS and NHA’s Annual Conference) event to discuss policy changes and government affairs.  The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydro, explores issues affecting hydro and marine resources, and helps participants develop a [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Events, News, News & Events, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia to participate in Water Power Week May 1-3, 2017

WEC-Sim Webinar #1 – Bemio and MCR, April 18, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Tuesday April 18 at 2pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the first of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #1 – Bemio and MCR, April 18, 2017

WEC State Estimation Webinar, April 12, 2017

Sandia National Laboratories will host a webinar covering recent work on numerical modeling and state estimation for wave energy converters (WECs). Topics will include an overview of state estimation, specific considerations for WEC control, and a discussion on the dynamic effects of filtering and estimation methods. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 am  |  Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)  |  45 [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC State Estimation Webinar, April 12, 2017

Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

A Sandia researcher has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the controls industry in the field of renewable ocean energy. Giorgio Bacelli, a researcher for the Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technology department, coauthored the paper that won the 2016 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics engineers [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Webinar, December 6, 2016

As part of a study aimed at accelerating the application of advanced control in WECs, Sandia National Labs recently completed testing on a 1/17 model-scale wave energy converter (WEC). A testing report is now available online. Sandia will host a public webinar covering this work, including an overview of recently completed wave tank testing, system [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Webinar, December 6, 2016

Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement

Chemist Bernadette “Bernie” Hernandez-Sanchez won for outstanding technical achievement and is the first woman at Sandia to receive this award. Hernandez-Sanchez  will be recognized at the 28th Annual HENAAC Conference in Anaheim, California, Oct. 5-9, during National Hispanic Heritage Month. HENAAC honors Hispanic researchers who have made significant contributions to the nation’s technical community. Awardees are [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|News, Water Power|Comments Off on Bernie Hernandez-Sanchez wins HENAAC Award for outstanding technical achievement