Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

  • What is PEP?
  • General Information
  • Sponsor

What is PEP?

Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) for Small Craft is an educational and competitive program to foster the development of electric boats in the United States. Participants in PEP will:

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The Competition

The Route

Participants in the competition will be tasked with completing a short ~4 mile out and back circuit in relatively protected waters of Curtis Creek and Arundel Cove. The competition is open to both manned and unmanned vessels, but participation is subject to compliance with all USCG regulations. Additionally, the competition organizers reserve the right to decline any vessel water access if safety concerns are present.

The Schedule

The competition will be held during the "beach social" portion of the Multi-Agency Craft Conference on July 18, thus ensuring an audience for competitors. Competitors will be expected to launch their boats from the USCG Yard boat ramp late afternoon of July 18 as the MACC in-water demonstrations come to a close. Competitors are required to pull their boats from the water at the conclusion of the competition. Note, due to space constraints, anyone wishing to display their PEP vessel for the duration of MACC must separately purchase an in-water, static, or tent exhibit space.

Competitor Incentives

As part of the PEP program, up to five $2,000 technology mini-grants will be awarded to participants to encourage further innovation in electric power for small craft.

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Professional Development

Each PEP competitor is entitled to one complimentary registration to an 8-hour short course on Electrical Power and Power Electronics Basics for Ship Propulsion being taught on July 17, 2018 by Dr. Mukund Patel. The course will be held at the Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie at 6617 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061. ASNE has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie. The group rate is $124 per night plus taxes and fees. PEP participants wishing to reserve a hotel room are encouraged to visit: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/B/BALGRHX-ASN-20180717/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG


MACC

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations. Participants in PEP are entitled to one complimentary registration to MACC. Note, due to space constraints, anyone wishing to display their PEP vessel for the duration of MACC must separately purchase an in-water, static, or tent exhibit space. PEP vessels will otherwise be expected to trailer launch prior to the competition, and be removed from the water and USCG Yard following the competition.
For more information on the Multi-Agency Craft Conference, please visit: http://www.navalengineers.org/Symposia/MACC-2018.

Sponsor

Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) for Small Craft is made possible by generous support from the Office of Naval Research under grant number N00014-18-1-2275.