The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), within the US Department of Energy (DOE) will host an executive summit on marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) research and development on March 2, 2016 in Washington DC.

Through this initiative, the WWPTO, together with executive members from DOE, the national laboratories, and the MHK energy industry, will showcase DOE’s water power energy investments in the national laboratories and identify activities ripe for technology transfer.

WWPTO has selected subject matter experts from DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to discuss DoE’s MHK initiatives associated with facilitating industry engagement with the national laboratories.

Sandia National Laboratory staff participating in this summit include:

  • Vince Neary, MHK Technology Lead, Driving Innovation with the National Laboratories
  • Amanda Spinney, Technical Business Development Specialist, Technology Transfer 101
  • David Kistin, Program Lead and Outreach Coordinator, Small Business Voucher Pilot
  • Kelley Ruehl, R&D Engineer, Open Source Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-SIM)
  • Ryan Coe, R & D Engineer, Resources, Extremes, and Modeling

Sandia National Laboratories’ (SNL) Water Power Technologies program conducts applied research to improve the performance and reliability of marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies while lowering the cost of energy. For more information, please download our Water Power Technologies: Capabilities & Products fact sheet.