The Program 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

9:30am – 11:30am:    Session 1c
What’s the Vision? Where’s the Progress?

Moderator: Jason Busch, OWET
Featured Speaker: Justin Klure, Pacific Energy Ventures
Chris Campbell, Marine Renewables Canada
Steve Kopf, Northwest Energy Innovations
Mirko Previsic, Re Vision Consulting LLC
Reenst Lesemann, Columbia Power Technologies
Tim Oaks, Klienschmidt Associates
Jose Zayas, U.S. Department of Energy

1:30pm – 3:30pm:    Session 2c
Technology Development in Marine Energy

Moderator: Al LiVecchi, NREL
Timothy Finnigan, BioPower Systems
Simon Geerlofs, PNNL
Marcus Lehmann, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mike Morrow, M3 Wave
Jesse Roberts, Sandia National Laboratories
Rahul Shendure, Oscilla Power



Thursday, July 16, 2015

8:30 – 10:00am:    Session 3c
Testing the Waters: Global Status Reports from Marine Energy Test Centers

Moderator: Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy
Patrick Cross, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Brian Polagye, NNMREC UW
Sue Skemp, SNMREC
Rick Williams, Leidos Maritime Solutions

11:00am – 12:30pm:    Session 4c
Niche Markets as a Stepping Stone to Larger Scale Development

Moderator: Stephen Bowler, FERC
Nathan Johnson, ORPC
Levi Kilcher, NREL
Bill Staby, Resolute Marine Energy
Andrew Walls, New Energy Corporation

2:30pm – 4:00pm:    Session 5c
Emerging Market Concerns: Integration, Variability and the Cost of Energy

Moderator: Bryson Robertson, University of Victoria
Susan Burton, BC Hydro
Jason Eisdorfer, Oregon Public Utility Commission
Ken Dragoon, Flink Energy
John Schaad, BPA



Friday, July 17, 2015

8:30am – 10:00am:    Session 6c
Clean Vision: Environmental Impacts and Progress

Moderator: Paul Jacobson, EPRI
Andrea Copping,  PNNL
Cherise Gaffney, Stoel Rives
Lisa Gilbane, BOEM
Nathan Johnson, ORPC
Sharon Kramer, H.T. Harvey & Associates

10:30am – 12:00pm:   Session 7c
Perspectives on the Interface between Government and the Marine Energy Community

Moderator: Jeff Leahey, NHA
Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy
Douglas Boren, BOEM
Stephen Bowler, FERC
Alexandra De Visser, U.S. Navy
Neil Rondorf, SAIC