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2020 Marine Renewable Energy Conference: On and Off the Grid

Thursday November 12, 2020

UMass Dartmouth's third annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference will bring together a diverse group to share their experiences and thoughts on the latest developments in ocean energy.

This virtual event will feature a series of panels addressing ocean wind, wave, and tidal energy from both a grid-scale and an off-grid, purpose-built perspective. Topics include industry updates, innovations, research and development needs, and funding opportunities.

We are honored that the Director of the Department of Energy, Water Power Technologies Office, Alejandro Moreno will be the keynote speaker for this event. We will also be hosting leaders from industry, academia, and government.

Keynote Speaker

Alejandro Moreno
Alejandro Moreno

Director of the Waterpower Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Alejandro Moreno is the Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, he manages efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies and market solutions for clean, domestic power generation from hydropower and marine energy resources across the United States.

Working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s national laboratories, academia, and industry, the program funds research, development, and deployment of water power systems through competitively selected, cost-shared projects with businesses, federal, state, and other stakeholder groups. Between his stints at DOE, he served in the energy groups of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, where he designed and led regulatory reform programs to spur investment in clean energy and rural electrification.

Mr. Moreno holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in economics and energy policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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Please review the agenda for On and Off the Grid, the third annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference at UMass Dartmouth.

Conference Steering Committee

Click here to view our Steering Committee of Marine Renewable Energy thought leaders.

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