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42 U.S. Code § 17211 - Definitions

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In this part:
(1) Eligible entityThe term “eligible entity” means any of the following entities:
A Federal research agency.
A State research agency.
A nonprofit research organization.
An industrial entity or a multi-institutional consortium thereof.
(2) Institution of higher educationThe term “institution of higher education” means—
a postsecondary vocational institution (as defined in section 1002(c) of title 20).
(3) Marine energyThe term “marine energy” means energy from—
waves, tides, and currents in oceans, estuaries, and tidal areas;
free flowing water in rivers, lakes, streams, and man-made channels;
differentials in salinity and pressure gradients; and
differentials in water temperature, including ocean thermal energy conversion.
(4) National laboratory

The term “National Laboratory” has the meaning given such term in section 15801(3) of this title.

(5) Water power

The term “water power” refers to hydropower, including conduit power, pumped storage, and marine energy technologies.

(6) Microgrid

The term “microgrid” has the meaning given such term in section 17231 of this title.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 17211, Pub. L. 110–140, title VI, § 632, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1686, related to definitions of terms, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 116–260.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Short Title

This part was formerly known as the “Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research and Development Act”, see Short Title note formerly set out under section 17001 of this title.