One of the realities of this business is that you get only paid for the kilowatt-hours that go into the grid. Period. Any losses you experience on the outboard side of the meter might as well be the sound of one hand clapping, as far as the utility is concerned.
With this in mind, Hassan Mahmood has got our back. He is tasked with the architecture of the all-important backhaul of generated electricity from the hydrokinetic array to the utility in question. Every extra $ and kWh that's lost to inefficient design is a deadweight loss. Each of which puts Hassam into a very bad mood.