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Narec

Ocean Energy For New England Conference

6th October 2008

Sate of the Ocean Power Industry

An Industry Perspective

NaREC

Andrew Mill

CEO


Introduction
Introduction

  • Background credentials

    • 30 years in the energy industry

    • Built and made operational EMEC

    • Member of RAB and chair of Marine Renewables Sub-group

    • CEO of NaREC

  • Review of the UK industry progress

    • Technology

    • Political

    • Financial

    • Industrial R&D


Progress to date wave
Progress To Date - Wave

  • Earliest technologies date back to mid 70’s in UK

  • 2004 EMEC opens wave test facility

  • Pelamis Wave Power

    • 1st grid connected device 2004

    • 1st commercial demonstrator 2008

  • Near shore or shoreline devices

    • Limpet connected to grid in 2000

    • 2004 near shore device tested at EMEC

  • RAB report on progress 2007

  • 2008/9 a number of prototype devices will be open sea tested


Progress to date tidal stream
Progress To Date – Tidal Stream

  • 2008

    • MCT install 1.2MW grid connected device Seagen at Strangford Narrows N Ireland

    • Open Hydro connect to grid at EMEC

    • EON back Lunar Energy

  • Verdant install in East River

  • Hammerfest Strom – Norway

  • 2006 – EMEC opens tidal test site, Open Hydro connects


Uk marine test facilities narec
UK Marine Test Facilities - NaREC

  • 14 devices tested to date

  • Wave test facility at 1/10th scale

  • Tidal test facility at 1/10th scale

  • Combined wave and tidal stream test capability

  • Linear generator test rig for grid connection studies


Uk marine test facilities narec1
UK Marine Test Facilities - NaREC

  • Blade test facility

  • Drive train development test rig

  • Field testing wave & tidal

  • Power offtake system development

  • High voltage lab for grid connection studies


Uk marine test facilities emec
UK Marine Test Facilities - EMEC

Wave

  • 4 berths, 50m water depth 2km from shore

  • Atlantic waves regime

  • 25kW/m + energy level

  • 20m+ peak wave

Tidal

  • 5 Berths, 10-50m water depth

  • Grid connected

  • 3.5m/s flow

  • Sheltered area


Uk marine test facilities wave hub
UK Marine Test Facilities – Wave Hub

  • Open sea demonstration facility for pre commercial arrays

  • 4 berths each suitable for multiple devices

  • 50+m water depth

  • Fully grid connected

  • Atlantic waves regime

  • 25kW/m + energy level

  • Planned opening 2010


Government funding initiatives
Government Funding Initiatives

EMEC Wave Test Site

  • TSB & BERR

  • Carbon Trust - Marine Energy Challenge & accelerator

  • ETI (Engineering & Technology Institute) Private / Public partnership TRL3 to 6

  • EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Science Research Council)

  • MRDF (Marine Renewables Deployment Fund) £50M

  • Scotland has a number of further initiatives

  • £150M Committed <£20M spent


Political landscape
Political Landscape

EMEC Wave Test Site

  • Targets

    • 20% renewables by 2020

  • Energy is a reserved issue

  • Environmental issues devolved

  • Planning Bill

  • Grid connection

  • Marine Bill

  • ROC (Renewables Obligation Certificates) scheme, 2 ROCs

  • Scotland proposing 5 ROCs

  • SEA process

  • EC Directives

    • Birds

    • Habitat

  • Crown Estates Seabed lease initiative


Barriers to progress
Barriers to Progress

  • Grid connection & competition from wind

  • Funding

  • Skills & industrial capacity

  • Environmental lobby

  • Technical challenges

  • Political uncertainty


Narec current project examples
NaREC –Current project examples

Aqua Marine Power Ltd (£500k)

Grid connected PTO solution

  • Project Management

  • Detail design of power offtake system

  • Procurement

  • Assembly

  • Testing

  • Deployment

Evopod – Tidal Device

  • 1/10th scale open sea testing

  • Control & instrumentation

  • Drive train and load

  • Funding

Direct Drive Generator Prototype

  • Mech & Elec design

  • Encapsulation system

  • Wet running design

  • Marinisation

  • Assembly & Build

  • Test and commission

Snapper FP7

  • Linear generator development

  • Program management

  • Partners Upsala University

  • Prototype development

  • >£500K – 3 year programme


Marine test facilities
Marine Test Facilities

  • Why do you want to build one?

    • Political leadership

    • R&D

    • Investment

    • Other

  • Answer will dictate what type of facility

  • Answer will determine the cost and return


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Ocean Energy For New England Conference

6th October 2008

Sate of the Ocean Power Industry

An Industry Perspective

NaREC

Andrew Mill

CEO


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