Technical Panel of Energy Research Advisory Board Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 9007, a Technical Panel of the Energy Research Advisory Board will be established to advise the Energy Research Advisory Board on the conduct of the ocean thermal energy conversion program. The Technical Panel will be comprised of representatives from domestic industry, universities, government laboratories, financial, environmental and other organizations as the Chairman of the Energy Research Advisory Board deems appropriate. It is not necessary that the members of the technical panel be the members of the full Energy Research Advisory Board.

The technical panel reviews and makes recommendations on definition of ocean thermal energy conversion system performance requirements for various user applications; the implementation and conduct of the programs, and the economic, technological, and environmental consequences of the deployment of ocean thermal energy conversion systems. The technical panel will submit to the energy research advisory board annually the findings and recommendations.