Top news, March 23 – 29, 2015
Tidal Energy Today Staff has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from March 23 – 29, 2015.
Seabased, a Swedish wave developer, has deployed the first phase of the wave power farm, developed in cooperation with Fortum and the Swedish Energy Agency, located approximately 8 km off Smögen, Sweden. The wave farm represents 10 MW in capacity demonstration plant and comprises 36 wave energy converters and one substation. The installation was made with the new launchpad developed by Seabased and verified by Swedish authorities.
Eco Wave Power, an Israeli wave developer company, has received approval from the Chinese government for the construction of its wave power plant in Zoushan island, China. Chinese government is funding EWP’s wave plant that will have the capacity of 100 kW and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Scottish government has published Marine Plan, and it sets out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity in Scottish waters. The framework covers all of Scotland’s seas out to 200 nautical miles (approximately 370 km) and applies to existing and emerging activities as well as devolved and reserved functions. Marine Plan includes sectoral plans for tidal and wave energy in Scottish waters.
Albatern, Nova Innovation and Sustainable Marine Energy will receive the fundings from the third round of WATERS scheme – a collaborative venture between Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. WATERS awards in the amount of GBP 3.7 mln will be divided between three companies to support the total tidal and wave project costs of GBP 7 mln.
Tidal Energy Today Staff