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 future game plan to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of the hydro and marine industry.

Stop by the Department of Energy’s table top display at table 25 & 26.

The following is Sandia’s schedule of panel discussions, speaking engagements, poster sessions, and hosted workshops.

May 1, 2017

May 2, 2017

May 3, 2017

  • Annie Dallman will moderate a panel at IMREC Session 10D: Around the World in 75 Minutes: What You Need to Know about Doing Business in Specific Geographic Markets from 10:30-11:45 am in the South American room
  • Jesse Roberts will co-host the MHK Environmental Compliance Cost Reduction Strategies Workshop from 1:30 – 3:30 PM in the Senate Room
    • Workshop Description: The Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Compliance Cost Reduction Strategies project collects detailed cost (direct costs, and time and resources) estimates of the environmental compliance (EC) efforts for licensing, permitting, and implementing MHK projects. With help from industry and regulatory agency participants, this project will help create an economically competitive U.S. MHK industry by reducing time and costs to achieve environmental compliance, while meeting federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
    • In 2017, the project team is conducting guided discussions with project developers/project leads and federal and state regulatory agencies, with a discussion guide and associated materials distributed in advance. Each sector will then participate in a series of meetings and webinars, followed by in-person meetings on the east and west coasts, allowing further exploration of costs, experiences, and recommendations for solutions.
  • Jesse Roberts will co-host Modeling Wave Farms with SNL-SWAN for Environmental Prediction 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Senate Room
    • Workshop Description: SNL-SWAN (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore) is an open source wave energy converter (WEC) array simulation tool. The code is a modification of the open source code, SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) developed by TU Delft. The SNL-SWAN code includes the addition of a WEC Module which improves how SWAN accounts for power performance of WECs and the effects on the wave field. The SNL-SWAN development team will give an overview of the SNL-SWAN code, focused on its application to modeling the effects of wave farms on wave environment.
  • Ryan Coe & Giorgio Bacelli will host the Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Workshop from 1:00-5:00 pm in the Statler room
  • Ryan Coe & Giorgio Bacelli will present, WEC System Identification and Model Validation, Session Number: 9E-4, from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM, in the Statler Room
  • Kelly Ruehl will host the MHK Community Outreach to Understand Data Product and Information Needs from 8:00-9:00 am in the Pan American room
  • Kelly Ruehl will host the Modeling Wave Farms with SNL-SWAN for Environmental Protection from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Senate room