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2020 Marine Renewable Energy Conference
On and Off the Grid

Below is the latest agenda for On and Off the Grid, the third annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference at UMass Dartmouth.

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November 12, 2012 12 - 5 p.m.

Introduction: UMass Dartmouth Associate Provost Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Video Welcome: Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito

Alejandro Moreno

The Conference Keynote will feature Alejandro Moreno, Director of the Waterpower Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

Keynote - 12:10 - 12:25 p.m.

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.

The In Situ Renewable Energy Utilization panel, moderated by Rhonda Moniz, President, Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network, will highlight concrete examples of marine renewable energy technologies that are designed to enable the growth and electrification of traditional and emerging blue economy industries.

Panel 3 - 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Panelists include:

The Developments in Grid-Scale Marine Energy Deployment panel, moderated by Alissa Peterson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, SeaAhead BlueTech Innovation, will provide updates from companies working to deliver renewable energy to the power grid, and will include topics such as permitting,  site-selection, and supply chain organizing.

Panel 4 - 3:35 - 4:05 p.m.

Panelists include:

The Virtual Showroom panel, moderated by David Duquette, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Littoral Power Systems Inc., will feature companies and researchers that will explain their inventive new technologies that will push the sector forward.

Virtual Showroom & Networking - 4:10 - 5 p.m.

Projects include:

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