US WPTO to Stage Water Power Program Peer Reviews

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) will hold its Project Peer Review October 8–10, 2019, in Alexandria, Virginia.

The purpose of the Project Peer Review is to evaluate projects funded by DOE based on their contribution to the mission and goals of the office, to track progress made against stated objectives, and assess the office’s overall management and performance.

The majority of projects in WPTO’s Fiscal Year 2017‒2018 research and development (R&D) portfolio will be presented to the public and systematically reviewed by external subject-matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies.

The 2019 Project Peer Review will include simultaneous tracks across all of the Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) and Hydropower Programs’ technology areas, including:

  • MHK Foundational and Crosscutting R&D;
  • MHK Technology-Specific System Design and Validation;
  • Reducing Barriers to MHK Testing;
  • MHK Data Sharing and Analysis;
  • Technology R&D for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth (HydroNext);
  • Hydropower & Grid Reliability and Resilience;
  • Environmental R&D and System Optimization for Hydropower;
  • Hydropower Data Sharing and Analysis;
  • Program and Corporate Support.

More information about the peer reviews can be found here.

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