Powering the Blue Economy

The ocean seascape is an immense, relatively unexplored part of our earth with tremendous potential to provide global social, economic, and environmental benefits. Sandia National Laboratories’ Water Power Technologies program performs research and development that aligns with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Powering the Blue Economy™ initiative. Powering the Blue Economy™ seeks to understand the power requirements of emerging coastal and maritime markets and advance technologies that could integrate marine renewable energy to relieve power constraints and enable sustainable growth of the blue economy.

More about the initiative can be found at Powering the Blue Economy™.

Integrated wave-to-wire system for management of wave energy converter arrays to support isolated coastal communities.

Jesse Roberts

Phone: (505) 844-5730

Email: jdrober@sandia.gov