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Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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Presentations and Committee Meetings

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING NOVEMBER 15-16, 2010, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Alejandro Moreno, U.S. Department of Energy: Motivation for the Study and DOE’s Objectives

Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute: Presentation on Wave Energy Resource Assessment

Tina Taylor, Electric Power Research Institute; Thomas Ravens, University of Alaska; Laura Martel, Lockheed Martin; and Howard Hansen, Florida Atlantic University: Presentation on In-Stream River and Ocean Thermal Resource Assessments

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Presentation on Tidal Energy Resource Assessment

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Presentation on Ocean Current Research Corporation

SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING FEBRUARY 8-9, 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy: How DOE Uses Results of Resource Assessments and Further Discussions of DOE’s Objectives

Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; and George Hagerman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech): Follow-Up Presentation on Wave Energy Resource Assessment

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Follow-Up Presentation on Tidal Energy Resource Assessment

Vince Neary, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Validation of Tidal Resource Assessments

George Scott, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Validation of Wave Resource Assessment

Tina Taylor, Electric Power Research Institute; and Thomas Ravens, University of Alaska: Presentation on In-Stream River Energy Resource Assessments

THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 15-16, 2011, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

No open session presentations.

FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2011, WOODS HOLE, MASSACHUSETTS

Hoyt Battey and Caitlin Frame, U.S. Department of Energy: Opening Remarks and Discussion of Interim Report

Howard Hanson, Florida Atlantic University: OTEC Presentation

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Ocean Currents Presentation

Keith Cunningham, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; and Thomas Ravens, University of Alaska, Anchorage: In-Stream Presentation

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Informal Discussion of Final Tides Assessment between the Committee and Kevin Haas

Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; George Hagerman, Virginia Tech; and George Scott, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Display of Wave GIS and Discussion of Wave Assessment with the Committee

Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING DECEMBER 12-13, 2011, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

Hoyt Battey and Caitlin Frame, U.S. Department of Energy: DOE Presentation

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Ocean Currents Presentation

Howard Hanson, Florida Atlantic University; Matthew Ascari, Lockheed Martin; and Desikan Bharathan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: OTEC Presentation

Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; George Scott, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and George Hagerman, Virginia Tech: Presentation and Discussion of Final Waves Assessment

Stan Calvert and Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy: DOE Presentation

Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; Keith Cunningham, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; and Thomas Ravens, University of Alaska, Anchorage: In-Stream Presentation

Howard Hanson, Florida Atlantic University; Matthew Ascari, Lockheed Martin; and Desikan Bharathan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: OTEC Presentation

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Ocean Currents Presentation

SIXTH COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 9-10, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy: DOE Presentation

Paul Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute: In-Stream Presentation

George Scott, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: In-Stream Assessment Presentation

Matthew Ascari, Lockheed Martin: OTEC Presentation

Kevin Haas, Georgia Tech Research Corporation: Ocean Currents Presentation

Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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Suggested Citation:"D Presentations and Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2013. An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18278.
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Increasing renewable energy development, both within the United States and abroad, has rekindled interest in the potential for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) resources to contribute to electricity generation. These resources derive from ocean tides, waves, and currents; temperature gradients in the ocean; and free-flowing rivers and streams. One measure of the interest in the possible use of these resources for electricity generation is the increasing number of permits that have been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As of December 2012, FERC had issued 4 licenses and 84 preliminary permits, up from virtually zero a decade ago. However, most of these permits are for developments along the Mississippi River, and the actual benefit realized from all MHK resources is extremely small. The first U.S. commercial gridconnected project, a tidal project in Maine with a capacity of less than 1 megawatt (MW), is currently delivering a fraction of that power to the grid and is due to be fully installed in 2013.

As part of its assessment of MHK resources, DOE asked the National Research Council (NRC) to provide detailed evaluations. In response, the NRC formed the Committee on Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Assessment. As directed in its statement of task (SOT), the committee first developed an interim report, released in June 2011, which focused on the wave and tidal resource assessments (Appendix B). The current report contains the committee's evaluation of all five of the DOE resource categories as well as the committee's comments on the overall MHK resource assessment process. This summary focuses on the committee's overarching findings and conclusions regarding a conceptual framework for developing the resource assessments, the aggregation of results into a single number, and the consistency across and coordination between the individual resource assessments. Critiques of the individual resource assessment, further discussion of the practical MHK resource base, and overarching conclusions and recommendations are explained in An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment.

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