Named – 13 wave power developers who share £600,000 in new Scot-Govt funding

A total of 13 companies and/or consortia have scooped a share in more than £660,000 Scot-Govt. funding to develop new control systems for wave energy converters. 

Control systems can enhance energy yield, reduce operating costs and increase survivability of wave energy devices, all contributing to a lower cost of energy. 

The successful project winners – who won an average of £40-50,000 each – are: 

  • SURF-MATIC: Project partners: Mocean Energy Ltd, Altran UK Ltd, CorPower Ocean AB, Wave Venture Ltd
  • WEETICS: Project partners: Edinburgh University, Oceantec Energias Marinas SL, Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  • Adaptive Control of the WaveSub WEC using a Romax electromechanical PTO: Project partners:  Marine Power Systems Ltd, Bath Univeristy, Romax Technology Ltd
  • DataWave: Project partners: Mocean Energy Ltd, Wave Venture Ltd CorPower Ocean AB, Polygen Ltd, MarynSol Ltd
  • WEQUAD FRAME project: Project partners:  INNOSEA Ltd, EPF Elettrotecnica Srl
  • Reinforcement Learning to Optimise Levelised Cost Of Energy: Project partners:  Mocean Energy Ltd, Wave Conundrums Consulting, Aquaharmonics Inc, Maxsim Ltd, David Forehand, David Pizer, Caelulum Ltd, CorPower Ocean AB.
  • Control of WECs based on dielectric elastomer generators: Project partners: Universities of Edinburgh, Bologna and Trento, Cheros Srl.
  • Nonlinear Optimal Control: Concepts, Practicalities and Benefits: Project partners:  Mocean Energy Ltd, Pelagic Innovation Ltd, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd
  • Adaptive hierarchical model predictive control of wave energy converters: Project partners:  Mocean Energy Ltd, Queen Mary University,London, Exeter University
  • ForeWave: Project partners: Innosea Ltd, Politecnico di Torino, Wave for Energy Srl, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd
  • Integrated Marine Point Absorber Control Tool: Project partners: SgurrControl Ltd, Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers
  • Wave Energy Advanced Control System (WEACS): Project partners: CPower Alba Ltd, SgurrControl Ltd, Wave Venture Ltd.

14 Sept 2017

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