-HOT OFF THE PRESS: Check out the Marine Energy Commercialization Strategy, which aims to meet deployment targets of 50 MW by 2025, 500 MW by 2030, and at least 1 GW by 2035. See the link under RESOURCES
-JOIN: NHA's Marine Energy Council. Linked under Resources
MARINE ENERGY COUNCIL
The National Hydropower Association’s Marine Energy Council (MEC) is dedicated to promoting technologies and related services to harness clean, renewable power from significant untapped marine energy resources. Established in 2015, the MEC works with private sector companies, academia, and government partners to encourage the commercialization of marine energy technologies and raise awareness of the industry’s considerable potential to create good paying jobs and secure an affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy future.
The MEC is actively engaged with federal policymakers to increase R&D support, reduce market barriers, and create financial incentives for technology deployment. The MEC works with its members to inform future federal programs and competitive funding solicitations, lobby for appropriations and legislation in support of the sector, and serves as a clearinghouse of critical information.
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit U.S. national association dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable U.S. waterpower in all of its forms. It seeks to secure all waterpower as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy sources that serve national environmental, energy, and economic policy objectives.
NHA unites the diverse waterpower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information within the industry.