Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Steven Bushong, Alison LaBonte and Ann Dallman U.S. Department of Energy


In February 2017, WPTO held its Peer Review Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate DOE-funded water power research and development projects for contributions to DOE’s mission and goals, and to assess progress made against stated objectives. Presentations from the Peer Review can be found at:

In May 2017, Washington, DC was once again the host of Waterpower Week in Washington. This annual event brings three events under one roof: National Hydropower Association’s Annual Conference, the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC), and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium. . Information on the event, including some presentations can be found at:

In December 2017 WPTO organized and hosted a three day Distributed and Alternative Applications for Marine Renewables Forum in Washington, DC to investigate alternative applications and markets for marine energy, other than grid scale power. The information collected from this Forum will be used in a forthcoming report on each of the potential markets and will ultimately help guide the WPTO’s activities and strategy. The report will be open for public comments during 2018.