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Technical Innovation in the Regulated World: How to Do Something New in a World Full of Rules

Friday, November 8, 2013
3:30pm-4:30pm
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Technical Innovation in the Regulated World: How to Do Something New in a World Full of Rules

with Jarlath McEntee, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Ocean Renewable Power Company

ORPC's Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project is the first of its kind in the US and one of the few grid-connected marine hydrokinetic (MHK) projects in the world. The MHK industry is a technically challenging one, being developed in a highly regulated energy marketplace and within an environmental regulatory process largely unfamiliar with MHK technologies. How do we develop something which appears to be good -- a new renewable energy technology --under rules written for the fossil fuel industry?  We will look over the experiences of one such development project (ORPC's) and find out from a technical viewpoint what it takes for a company to make its way through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing process and install and operate an MHK project. 

Read more: www.engineering.dartmouth.edu/jones

Watch it live: www.engineering.dartmouth.edu/jones/live

For more information, contact:
Aubrey Zerbach
6036469151

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