Project activities, progress, and lessons learned
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Dena'ina Center, Anchorage, Alaska
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Attendees will be able to receive 3 credits for the morning session and 4 credits for the afternoon session. Certificates will be available at the registration table.
Voith Hydro will be hosting a reception after the conference from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Quarter Deck of the Hotel Captain Cook with a presentation by Voith representatives. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
The conference will be a one-day event, held on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska from 8am to 6pm. The conference will feature 7 sessions of panelists and expert speakers.
Initial conference planning and a draft agenda has been the product of a committee of stakeholders including the Denali Commission, the Alaska Energy Authority, NOAA, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORPC Alaska, the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center, and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power.
The purpose of this conference is to document and present the activities, progress and results of hydrokinetic energy projects and research relevant to Alaska to interested stakeholders in order to progress the development of a hydrokinetics industry in Alaska.
The conference will bring together a select group of primary workers and technical experts in hydrokinetic energy from Alaska and Outside. Presentations will focus on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from Alaskan projects and research, as well as information regarding permitting and working with regulators, relevant experience from Outside experts.
Stakeholders include people interested in developing hydrokinetic generating devices, in using power generated from hydrokinetic energy (utilities & communities), and people interested in the environmental impacts of hydrokinetic devices on river and tidal systems -especially fish, and regulators. Workers in hydrokinetic energy are broadly defined as those who are involved with characterizing the river or tidal resource, characterizing baseline fish conditions and the impact of hydrokinetic device operation on fish, regulators, developers, users, other.