Top news, October 1-October 8, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 1 until October 8, 2017.

Wales sets 70% clean energy target

Welsh government has set a target for Wales to generate 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.

The clean energy ambition for Wales, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths, also includes a target for 1GW of renewable electricity capacity in Wales to be locally owned by 2030.

New renewable energy projects are expected to have at least an element of local ownership by 2020.

Innovate UK funds Instream’s floating tidal demonstrator

Instream Energy Systems and ITPEnergised have secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK to build and test a full-scale floating tidal stream energy device.

The work on the design of the device, that will feature multiple vertical axis turbines mounted on a single floating platform, has already started, ITPEnergised has informed.

The device will be deployed and tested in early 2019.

MORE redeploys Evopod tidal device

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve has redeployed the Evopod E1 tidal energy device off Portugal.

The redeployment operation was completed in the last week of September at Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon in the south of Portugal. One week after the deployment, the MORE team conducted a data capturing campaign.

Nova Scotia considers setting up small-scale tidal test site

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has issued a request for proposals to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Aside from exploring the business case for the formation of the test site, OERA is seeking to contract a service provider who will also describe what form the facility might take.

Carnegie wins $16M government grant for Albany wave project

Carnegie Clean Energy has secured Au$15.75 million ($12.2 million) from the Western Australian government to deliver the Albany Wave Energy Project.

The Albany Wave Energy Project will involve the design, manufacturing and installation of a 1MW CETO 6 unit in Carnegie’s existing license area offshore from Torbay and Sandpatch in Albany during the 2019/2020 summer weather window.

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