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

Oceanology International Americas

Feb. 14–16, 2023, San Diego, California
Oceanology International Americas, which was launched in 2017 as a gateway to the Americas and Asia regions, unites those involved in marine exploration, protection, and sustainable operations to share comprehensive, innovative solutions, content, and expertise ocean technology. NREL researchers will be joining members of oil and gas, fishing, aquaculture, and maritime security industries and nongovernmental and governmental organizations to present on and discuss the latest in marine energy. From NREL, Scott Jenne will present on the design and fabrication of a hydraulic and electric reverse osmosis wave energy converter, and Jenny Weigele and Ben Maurer will host a workshop seeking feedback on DOE’s Ocean Observing Prize partnerships.

Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research Applications

Due March 3, 2023, Online

The Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for the ninth request for technical support. 

Hydropower Workforce Trends Workshop

March 13, 2023, 2–4 p.m. MT, Virtual
This spring, NREL will host a workshop on hydropower workforce trends to discuss common international hydropower industry workforce challenges and identify solutions and next steps. Registration for this event on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and workforce development will open in January 2023.

CEATI International Hydropower Conference

March 14–15, 2023, Palm Springs, California
Several NREL staff and researchers will be attending CEATI's International Hydropower Conference in Palm Springs, California. The focus for 2023 will be on the opportunities and challenges of retrofitting dams for extended life, extreme events and the increased need for flexibility, and opportunities for power plant modernization.