2020 North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Symposium

9th Annual Renewable Ocean Energy Symposium

WEBINAR
Coastal Studies Institute
Wanchese, NC
April 17, 2020 1-3pm

The North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) will be hosting the annual symposium virtually through a Zoom webinar on April 17, 2020 from 1-3pm.  Invited participants will receive a webinar invitation via email.

In preparation for the webinar, NCROEP researchers were asked to submit short videos to highlight the work on the funded NCROEP project teams.  The pre-recorded videos can be found below.  To protect the intellectual property of the researchers, the presentations have been password protected. Please contact George Bonner, Director of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program at ggbonner@ncsu.edu for more information.

The NCROEP Symposium Webinar will include keynote presentations by Alejandro Moreno, Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Jason Busch, Executive Director of the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust. Additionally, select research videos will be shared live and followed by question and answer sessions, and the NCROEP Director, George Bonner, will provide updates on the NCROEP and the proposal process and timeline for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Webinar Agenda

1:00 PM
Welcome & Introduction
Reide Corbett, Dean ECU Integrated Coastal Programs, Executive Director, Coastal Studies Institute
George Bonner, Director, North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

 

1:10 PM
Keynote Presentation
Alejandro Moreno, Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

 

1:30 PM
Keynote Presentation
Jason Busch, Executive Director of the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

 

1:50 PM
Human Dimensions of MHK Energy Development off the NC Coast: The Role of Values & Attitudes in the Social Acceptability of a New Use of Marine Space
Linda D’Anna, Coastal Studies Institute

 

2:00 PM
Integration of Multiple MHK Power Generation Units via Off-Shore DC Micro-Grid connected to On-shore AC Utility Grid via Multi-terminal High Voltage DC System
Madhav Manjrekar, UNC Charlotte

 

2:10 PM
Optimization of Ocean Wave Energy Converters Through Education and Research
Michael Atkinson, NCA&T University

 

2:20 PM
Tethered Coaxial Turbines for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting
Kenneth Granlund, NC State University

 

2:30 PM
Innovative Low Permeability Concrete Materials to Reduce the Risk of Corrosion for Foundation Anchoring Marine Hydrokinetics Devices
Mohammed Pour-Ghaz, NC State University

 

2:40 PM
New Approaches for Oceanic Energy Harvesting and Storage
Michael Dickey, NC State University

 

2:50 PM
Presentations Q&A
Lindsay Dubbs,North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

 

2:55 PM
2020-2121 RFP
George Bonner, North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

 

3:00 PM
Adjourn

 

Registration

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpce6hqjstGdbjO5IiGorkpROz4R5Koqa8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Session I: Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment

NC Observational Gulf Stream and Wave Resource Assessment – Dr. Mike Muglia

Comprehensive Gulf Stream Ocean Energy Resource Assessment Using an Integrated Observing and Modeling Approach – Dr. Rouying He

Session II: Human Dimensions and Environmental Impacts

Human dimensions of marine and hydrokinetic energy development off the NC coast: The role of values and attitudes in the social acceptability of a new use of marine space – Dr. Linda D’Anna

An integrative environmental and ecological assessment of the pelagic Gulf Stream current environment off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC – Dr. Lindsay Dubbs

Biofouling of surfaces in the coastal water of NC: a preliminary investigation – Dr. Lindsay Dubbs

Session III: Innovative System Components: Development and Optimization

New Approaches for Oceanic Energy Harvesting and Storage – Dr. Michael D. Dickey

Performance Testing of an Integrated Magnetic Power Take-Off – Dr. Wesley Williams

Design and Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and Deployable Energy-Harvesting Kite for Persistent Marine Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment – Dr. Chris Vermillion

Liquid Crystal Thermoset Composites for Marine Energy Harvesting – Dr. Mark Pankow

Tethered Coaxial Turbines for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting – Dr. Kenneth Granlund

Characterizing the interaction of OCT array wake turbulence with the background ocean stratification – Dr. Praveen Kumar Ramaprabhu

Design and Optimization of Ocean Wave Energy Converters through High-Fidelity Numerical and Experimental Simulations – Dr. Michael D Atkinson

Session IV: Expanding MHK Research and Education Capacity

Renewable Energy Challenge to facilitate wave energy prototype testing for education and workforce development – Dave Sybert

Integration of NCROEP Projects Towards a Hybrid MHK System at Jennette’s Pier – Dr. Mike Muglia

Session V: Mooring and Anchoring

MHK Structure on Sloping Seabed: Instability, Scour, Accretion and Protective Measures – Dr. Shamim Rahman

Innovative Low Permeability Concrete Materials to Reduce the Risk of Corrosion for Foundation Anchoring Marine Hydrokinetics Devices – Dr. Mohammad PourGhaz

Development of Field Implementation of Bio-Mediated Soil for Mitigation of Scour at Anchoring Foundation Supporting Marine Hydrokinetics Devices in Marine Environment – Dr. Brina Montoya

Development of Shared Anchoring Concepts for Co-located and Hybrid Marine Energy Devices– Dr. Mo Gabr

Marine Winds and Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Offshore of North Carolina – Dr. John Bane   

Session VI: Energy Investment

Optimizing Investments in NC Offshore Renewable Energy- Dr. Joe DeCarolis

Session VII: Electrical Interface and Power Transmission

Integration of Multiple MHK Power Generation Units via Off-Shore DC Micro-Grid connected to On-shore AC Utility Grid via High Voltage DC System – Dr. Madhav D. Manjrekar

Global Coordinated Control and Integration of Multiple Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Units through a Common High Frequency AC Link – Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya

Presentation Pending

Reliability Oriented Control for OCEC-Based Underwater Microgrid Using Underwater Communication Network – Dr. Tiefu Zhao