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A scene from the 2019 Marine Renewable Energy Conference. Please note, this year's event will be virtual.

Ocean Energy in New England: On and Off the Grid

Thursday November 12, 2020

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

We are in the process of putting together 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, funding opportunities, as well as engineering and marine technology student projects posters from across New England.

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

Director, Department of Energy, Water Power Technologies Office

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.


Please register for the Conference so you receive more details, speakers, and an agenda when they are announced.


For sponsorship opportunities, please email Maggie Merrill.

Conference Steering Committee

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


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