METS

Track 1

               April 16th, 2014

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

METS Opening Remarks

Michael Lawson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Belinda Batten, Oregon State University
Brian Polagye, University of Washington

8:45 AM

The Economics of Marine Energy
Chair: Alison LaBonte, U.S. Department of Energy

Cost Reduction Pathways for Wave Energy
Mirko Previsic, ReVision LLC.

Update on DOE Cost and Performance Reporting Standards for MHK Technologies

Alison LaBonte, U.S. Department of Energy

9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Current Energy: Simulations and Experiments   
Chair: James VanZweiten, Florida Atlantic University

Simulation of Hydrokinetic Turbines in Turbulent Flow using Vortex Particle Method
Danny Sale, University of Washington

Cactus Open Source Code for Hydrokinetic Turbine Design and Analysis: Model Performance Evaluation and Public Dissemination as Open Source Design Tool
Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Current Energy: Design and Optimization I
Chair: Alex Fleming, Ecomerit

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Current Energy: Design and Optimization II
Chair: Jonathan Colby, Verdant Power

Hydrokinetic Turbines at High Blockage Ratio

Arshiya Hoseyni-Chime, University of Washington

5:15 PM

Reception

               April 17th, 2014

10:00 AM

MECs and the Environment: Assessing Environmental Impacts I
Chair: Brian Polagye, University of Washington

Field Measurement Test Plan to Determine Effects of Hydrokinetic Turbine Deployment

on Canal Test Site in Yakima, WA

Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories

Strategies to Mitigate the Effects of Woody Debris on River Energy Converter Technologies

Jerome Johnson, University of Alaska – Fairbanks

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

MECs and the Environment: Monitoring
Chair: Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

MECs and the Environment: Assessing Environmental Impacts II
Chair: Vince Neary, Sandia National Laboratory

Interactions Between Near and Far-Field Sediment Transport and Model Axial-Flow Turbine Performance for Single and Multi-Turbine Arrays

Craig Hill, University of Minnesota

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