The wave energy industry has been the focus of some recent news articles  . The US DOE's Wave Energy Prize, in which Harvest Wave Energy is a finalist, has been the catalyst for this renewed public interest. The WEPrize is just one of the DOE's programs intended to refocus technology developers on achieving high techno-economic performance in early-stage R&D. The DOE's structured innovation project is another. We think these initiatives are exactly what is needed to drive wave energy technology towards cost parity with other forms of renewables. Further, we are also glad to see that the DOE has planned for follow on funding intended to support further engineering and commercialization of the most promising early-phase concepts identified in these projects. Kudos DOE, keep up the good work.