Water Power Technologies Office releases updated draft MHK strategy


The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) yesterday announced a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from stakeholders on a draft marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) program strategy. WPTO is developing an MHK program strategy to guide efforts in addressing barriers to the commercialization and deployment of promising MHK technologies.

The draft strategy, which can be found here as an attachment to the RFI on the EE Exchange, builds on stakeholder input received during a public meeting on April 27, and an earlier RFI. Stakeholders are asked to provide input on whether they are supportive of the MHK Program strategy and what areas of the strategy are of particular importance to them.

Industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide ideas for improvement so the strategy be most impactful for the nation.

With more than 50% of the U.S. population living within 50 miles of coastlines, America has the potential to advance a new technology and develop an energy industry that will encourage job growth, domestic manufacturing, and seaport revitalization.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.


Go to water.energy.gov to learn more about our WPTO's funding opportunities and efforts to develop innovative wave energy technologies.

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