Join NREL at these water power events and explore research, tools, opportunities, and collaborations within marine energy and hydropower.

Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering 2023

June 11–16, 2023, Melbourne, Australia

NREL researchers will attend the 42nd international conference on ocean, offshore, and arctic engineering (called OMAE, for short), where they will present and lead courses on marine energy modeling and simulation tools.

International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference 2023

June 19–21, 2023, Ottowa, Canada

NREL researchers will attend the 33rd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, hosted by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (more commonly referred to as ISOPE). The conference is focused on ocean energy in Arctic locations, and session topics include mining, environment, offshore technology, materials, engineering, hydrodynamics, and renewable energy.

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference 2023

June 21–22, 2023, Portland, Oregon

NREL water power researchers will present and host workshops at this annual marine energy conference on topics including the lab's Marine Energy Atlas and Marine and Hydrokinetic Toolkit, wave energy conversion modeling, powering the blue economy, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project.

Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize Competitor Webinar: Technology Performance Level Assessment

July 5, 2023, Virtual

Join the InDEEP Competitor Webinar: Technology Performance Level Assessment to learn the ins and outs of the tool that will help assess your concept and must be submitted as a part of the prize's Phase I submission package.

This challenge will award up to $2.3 million in cash prizes to teams that use innovative methods to identify successful distributed embedded energy converter technology components and materials that show the greatest techno-economic potential for wave energy to contribute to grid-scale power systems. Bring your questions to the Q&A session. Register to learn what to submit for this prize!

HydroVision International 

July 11–13, 2023, Charlotte, North Carolina

HydroVision International brings together stakeholders in hydropower and marine energy along with dams/civil market professionals. The event includes symposia, knowledge hubs, and eight topic tracks: Civil Works and Dam Safety, Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage), Equipment and Technology, Market Trends and Asset Strategies, New Development (including Small Hydro), Operations and Maintenance, Policies and Regulations, and Water and Environment (including Social Issues). NREL's Aaron Levine as well as other researchers will be participating.