7:15-8:15 a.m.: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Progress in Valuing Hydro's Contribution to Electric Power Delivery
Presenter: Jeremy Twitchell
As part of Waterpower Week, PNNL is featuring 14 hydropower researchers who work to maintain a reliable, resilient electric grid. We’re sharing why they feel they have the best dam job. Read more here.
9:30-10:15 a.m. PT/12:30-1:15 ET: Integration of Energy Storage with Wave Energy Devices For Enabling and Enhancing Grid Value
Contributing Presenters: Rebecca O'Neil, Charlie Vartanian, Jan Alam
This presentation addresses the opportunities and challenges involved with the addition of large-scale storage for grid connected wave energy devices. Energy storage has the potential to greatly improve the value of the power from wave by alleviating the variability and improving the control of the power output as a way to better meet grid quality requirements.
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. PT/6:45-7:30 p.m. ET: PNNL Virtual Booth, No. 14
Noon-1 p.m.PT/3-4 p.m. ET: PNNL Virtual Booth, No. 14
1:45-2:30 p.m PT/4:45-5:30 p.m. ET: Research Topics and Preliminary Results for Powering the Blue Economy
Presenter: Rob Cavagnaro
Contributing Presenters: Andrea Copping, David Hume
Powering the Blue Economy represents expanded opportunities for marine renewable energy (MRE) to power end-use applications at sea or in remote coastal environments. However, constraints and barriers exist to integration of MRE with user technology or applications. We present ten foundational research and development topics aimed at answering key questions related to this challenge. Preliminary results are presented for studies on the performance of small wave energy converters and the required reliability for MRE devices powering ocean observing systems.
7:30-8:15 a.m PT/10:30-11:15 a.m. ET: Engaging the Regulatory Community to Aid Environmental Permitting/Consenting Processes for Marine Renewable Energy
Presenter: Mikaela Freeman
Co-Authors: Dorian Overhus, Andrea Copping, Deborah Rose
This session will focus on research that engages the regulatory community to understand key knowledge gaps, top challenges for permitting MRE developments, and regulatory perceptions of how to move the industry forward in the face of these challenges. Through a regulator survey deployed in several countries, this research answers these key questions and puts forth recommendations for advancing the MRE industry in an environmentally responsible manner.
8:30-9:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET: PNNL Virtual Booth, No. 14