Collaborative TPL Assessment of Wave Energy Converters and Farms

William Peplinski, Jesse Roberts, Jochem Weber, Thomas Mathai, Lee Jay Fingersh, Ben McGilton

Research output: NRELPoster


The Technology Performance Level (TPL) assessment is a holistic methodology to assess a wave energy converter (WEC) technology's ability to achieve [continental grid] market competitiveness and acceptability via criteria-based consideration of key cost, performance, environmental, safety, and societal drivers. The TPL assessment can be applied at all technology development stages and associated technology readiness levels (TRLs).
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5700-83996


  • Technology Performance Level
  • TPL
  • wave energy converter


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