MHK is hydro…and here to stay

The research and development happening in the marine hydrokinetic (MHK) sector is incredibly exciting. We see marine hydrokinetics as an important new sector of the hydro industry, in which professionals use the mechanical power of water in multiple ways to generate electricity. And, we believe individuals, companies, and organizations working in the fields of marine hydrokinetics and conventional hydro have tremendous potential to collaborate and share both knowledge and resources to achieve the common goal of clean energy. Our job is to share news, information, activity, and progress about MHK with all of you, as well as create a forum for in-person idea exchange. PennWell’s Hydro Group covers the MHK sector in multiple ways:

In HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

Every issue of this magazine contains the new department named … appropriately! … Marine Hydrokinetics (see page 42-43). We also print feature articles on the topic of MHK. If you have a story idea to pitch or a project we should be writing about, please let me know at bethanyd@pennwell.com.

On HydroWorld.com

You’ll find the most up-to-date MHK news on the “Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK)” page (found through the Hydro Project Activity topic center located on the horizontal global navigation bar on the homepage of www.HydroWorld.com). Here, we cover the news and are always looking for more! Send your press releases and other news announcements for consideration to online editor Michael Harris at michaelh@pennwell.com.

At HydroVision International

At this year’s HydroVision International event in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the week of July 21, we offer a stellar Wave, Tidal and In-Stream Power track of seven conference sessions that you will not want to miss if you work or are considering doing work in MHK. Here’s two sessions that I think are “can’t miss” opportunities! On Thursday, July 24, we will open the day at 8:30 a.m. with the session “Towards a Common Goal: Fostering Collaboration between MHK and Conventional Hydro.” This session features panelists addressing opportunities and challenges for collaboration between conventional hydropower and marine hydrokinetic technologies. Both sectors can benefit from this kind of approach … one that includes sharing resources instead of competing for them. Another key session is a first-of-its-kind Supply Chain Meet-and-Greet, held Friday, July 25, and designed to specifically link project developers with the product and service providers they need to move ahead with their development. For more information on the Wave, Tidal, and In-Stream track and to register, check out www.HydroEvent.com.

By Bethany Duarte, Associate Editor;
HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

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