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Fiscal Year 2011 Water Power Program Peer Review

In November 2011, the Water Power Program held their Annual Peer Review Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate DOE-funded hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic R&D projects for their contribution to the mission and goals of the Water Power Program and to assess progress made against stated objectives. At the review, approximately 85 projects were presented, representing a DOE investment of over $100 million over the last few years. In addition to the formal review, this event was an excellent opportunity for the water power community to share ideas and solutions to address challenges facing the hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic energy industries.

The objectives of the 2011 meeting were to:

  • Review and evaluate the strategy and goals of the Water Power Program,
  • Review and evaluate the progress and accomplishments of the hydropower and marine and hydrokinetics research and development projects funded by the Program in FY2009 through FY2011, and
  • Foster interactions among industry, DOE's national laboratories, and academic institutions conducting research and development on behalf of the program.

Read the 2011 Water Power Technologies Peer Review Report and the full agenda from the meeting.

Peer Review Presentations

The following presentations describe projects managed by the Water Power Program during fiscal year 2011. These presentations were delivered during the November 2011 Annual Peer Review Meeting.

The below presentations are divided into the following topic areas:

Marine and Hydrokinetic Projects

Technology
Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Resource Assessments
Markets and Policy
Education and Outreach
Other

Hydropower Projects

Technology
Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Markets and Policy
Other

 

Marine and Hydrokinetic Projects

Technology

Tidal

Wave

Instream Hydrokinetic

Ocean Current

OTEC

Various (may be applicable to some or all marine hydrokinetic technologies)

Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Resource Assessments
Markets and Policy
Education and Outreach
Other

Hydropower Projects

Technology
Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Markets and Policy
Other