Wave energy is the largest untapped renewable energy source in the world, and the prize for developing commercial technology is huge.
European technologies are leading the race for this prize, while Scotland is home to the biggest wave power resource in the EU.
There are a number of prominent players in the Scottish wave energy sector taking part at the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Brussels next month – including finance and energy ministers from France and the Benelux countries and senior EU Commission energy officials…
But not the Scottish Energy Minister or his taxpayer-financed Scottish wave power quango.
This year is a pivotal moment for the ocean energy industry with several major projects hitting the water, including some ground-breaking farms. At this year’s conference, the developers behind the sector’s lighthouse projects will talk about their experiences in getting this far, and what’s coming next in their development strategy. From Scotland, these include:
- Andrew Scott, Chief Executive, Scotrenewables
- Jason Schofield, Managing Director, Green Marine
- Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive, Atlantis Resources (MeyGen underwater power station, Caithness)
- Simon Forrest, Chief Executive, Nova Innovation (Shetland)
- European Marine Energy Centre (Orkney Isles)
For more information: http://www.oceanenergy-europe.eu/register-oee2016
Scottish Energy News is Media Partner to Ocean Energy Europe