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AGENCY: This notice serves to announce that the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold an Executive Summit on Hydropower Research and Development (‘‘Summit’’) in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. Through this initiative, the WPTO intends to engage industry and researchers to articulate hydropower SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 16818 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES industry research and development (R&D) needs, discuss capabilities of the national laboratories, and provide guidance to industry on how to engage with the national laboratories to accelerate innovation and achieve bottom-line results. DATES: DOE will host the Summit from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Summit will be held at The National Press Club, 529 14th St NW., Washington, DC 20045. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 65 (Thursday, April 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06859]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Executive Summit on Hydropower Research and Development

AGENCY: Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of the Executive Summit for Hydropower Research and 
Development.

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SUMMARY: This notice serves to announce that the Water Power 
Technologies Office (WPTO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
intends to hold an Executive Summit on Hydropower Research and 
Development (``Summit'') in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. Through this 
initiative, the WPTO intends to engage industry and researchers to 
articulate hydropower

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industry research and development (R&D) needs, discuss capabilities of 
the national laboratories, and provide guidance to industry on how to 
engage with the national laboratories to accelerate innovation and 
achieve bottom-line results.

DATES: DOE will host the Summit from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 4, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: The Summit will be held at The National Press Club, 529 14th 
St NW., Washington, DC 20045.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexsandra Lemke, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (720)-648-4381. 
Email: Alexsandra.Lemke@EE.DOE.Gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Executive Summit provides a premier opportunity to learn how 
DOE-funded research at the national laboratories and beyond is 
addressing the hydropower industry's R&D needs--and how companies can 
directly partner with the labs to accelerate innovation and achieve 
bottom-line results. The Summit will bring together hydropower industry 
executives, government leaders, and technology researchers to showcase 
how private-sector and national lab partnerships are successfully 
addressing critical technology challenges to improve the 
competitiveness of American hydropower businesses across the country. 
Invited participants from industry will include design, consulting, 
assessment, and operations professionals with experience in addressing 
the short- and long-term challenges of hydropower development and 
operations.
    The information provided and discussed throughout this summit will 
be compiled in a summary report, which will provide clarity on how the 
capabilities of DOE's National Laboratories and other DOE Hydropower 
Program resources align with the perceived and prioritized R&D needs of 
the industry as outlined in the recently-published DOE Hydropower 
Vision. The Vision includes a roadmap outlining potential actions, in a 
non-prescriptive manner, for consideration by all hydropower 
stakeholder sectors. The workshop sessions will address four primary 
categories of R&D activities included in the roadmap: (1) Enhanced 
Revenue and Market Structures, (2) Optimization of Hydropower Security, 
Reliability, and Value Sustainable Development and Operation, (3) 
Addressing Hydropower Sustainability Optimization of Hydropower, and 
(4) Technology Advancement for Hydropower. The remaining categories of 
the Roadmap, Regulatory Process Optimization and Enhanced 
Collaboration, Education, and Outreach, will be addressed in the 
workshop as cross-cut issues to connect activities in the first three 
categories.

Public Participation

    The event is open to the public based upon space availability. DOE 
will also accept public comments as described above for purposes of 
better understanding the hydropower industry and challenges associated 
with increased deployment. These comments may be submitted at 
Alexsandra.Lemke@EE.DOE.Gov.
    Participants should limit information and comments to those based 
on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts 
regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain 
any group position or consensus from the meeting participants.
    Following the meeting, a summary will be compiled by DOE and posted 
for public comment. For those interested in providing additional public 
comment, the summary will be posted at water.energy.gov.

    Issued on March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Alejandro Moreno,
Director, Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-06859 Filed 4-5-17; 8:45 am]
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