Clean Currents 2023
A4b: Lessons Learned and Emerging Tools to Support Development at Existing Infrastructure
Over the past two decades, nearly 600 MW of new capacity has been installed at 42 projects. Efforts to evaluate potential at remaining infrastructure have identified a variety of additional opportunities.
Through extensive review of successful (and unsuccessful) infrastructure retrofits we highlight the variety of barriers facing these types of projects as well as innovative approaches to overcoming technical, economic, environmental, and social/policy challenges. Additionally, we propose emerging datasets, tools, and methods that enable links between descriptive datasets and lead to improved assessments of potential development.
Ultimately, these lead to better understanding of the development opportunity space and can inform R&D efforts and development decisions.
Water Resources Engineer - Research Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Department of Energy