Deployment Readiness Framework for Marine Energy

Kerry Grantham, Katie Arkema, Simon Gore

Research output: NRELBrochure


As electricity prices continue to rise and extreme weather events related to climate change become more frequent, many island and remote coastal communities are prioritizing their energy future. Isolated locations and coastal environments pose challenges for energy costs and grid resilience, but the ocean can be a key solution. Marine energy could provide these communities with clean, affordable, and reliable power. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing the Deployment Readiness Framework (DRF) to support remote, coastal, and island community-driven energy transitions. This framework can be used to better understand the readiness of communities for marine energy technology demonstration projects and their operation. The DRF builds on the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) supported in part by DOE's Water Power Technologies Office.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5700-87276

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102023-6066


  • community readiness
  • deployment
  • framework
  • marine energy
  • technical assistance


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