Annual Report 2018
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David Hume and Ann Dallman U.S. Department of Energy


In May 2018, Washington, D.C. was once again the host of Waterpower Week. This annual event —of which WPTO is a core contributor—brings together three events under one roof: National Hydropower Association’s Annual Conference, the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference, and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium. The three-day conference had discussions on non-grid scale markets, modelling, cost reduction strategies, and advanced controls, just to name a few. Additionally, more than 30 presentations and posters by WPTO staff, national laboratories, and WPTO funding awardees were presented. Information on the event, including some presentations can be found at: 

In June 2018, the United States was selected as the host country for the 2020 International Conference on Ocean Energy. The event will be held in Washington, D.C.  This is the first time the event has been held in the United States and will serve as an excellent opportunity to bring in international knowledge and expertise to advance marine energy both domestically and abroad. DOE will share U.S. expertise in marine energy technologies research, development, and testing at the event.