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