On Friday April 29, Stoel Rives partner Cherise Oram will be presenting on "Accelerating the Decision Making Process for MHK Facilities" at the 4th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference takes place from April 27 – 29.  Here’s a brief summary of what to expect:

  • Wednesday April 27 is Industry Development Day.  Sandia National Laboratories, the  National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Energy will provide updates on issues facing the industry including marine and hydrokinetic ("MHK") reference models, instrumentation and measurements for MHK devices, and the role of ocean renewables in ocean planning.
  • Thursday April 28 features industry updates from CEOs, and presentations from government officials including Paul O’Brien of Scottish Development International, Michael Bromwich, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement ("BOEMRE"), and John Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC").
  • Friday April 29 will feature reports from MHK test centers that are already up and running, updates on RD&D efforts in the United States and abroad, and presentations from government laboratories on their work to support the advancement of the MHK industry.

The conference will also feature technical posters, exhibits, networking opportunities.  We hope you’ll be able to join Stoel Rives attorneys and others at the conference who are working to bring clean renewable ocean power to the grid.