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  • Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Collaboration Flows with MOU between UAF and PNNL

A greatly expanded engagement between multiple groups at UAF and Pacific Northwest National Lab is articulated in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding that grew out of interactions between Jeremy Kasper, director for the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center at ACEP, and colleagues at PNNL's offices in Seattle and Sequim, Washington.

The MOU will facilitate collaborations involving a much broader range of UAF’s capabilities, including other ACEP organizations, and PNNL.

Among the focus areas proposed are: microgrid energy systems; multi-source data collection, aggregation and analysis; cyber security assessments and technology integration; innovation commercialization, field evaluation and deployment; unmanned systems; and a broad range of water and energy and habitat topics.

A hydrokinetic turbine spins at the Tanana River Test Site. Photo by Todd Paris/UAF.