Annual Conference 2018



Project Lead

Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

The third WES Conference was held on 6th December 2018, with Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity & the Islands providing the keynote address.

Project updates were given by lead contractors in our programme in addition to information sessions on upcoming funding opportunities and financing for wave technology projects.

The agenda for the day included:

  • Keynote Address – Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Scottish Government)
  • Panel Session – Minister, Tim Hurst (Managing Director, WES), Elaine Hanton (Head of Energy Technologies and Regulation, Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
  • WES’ Programme News and Future Plans – Peter Dennis and Jonathan Hodges (WES)
  • HiDrive PTO – Lessons Learnt – Patrik Möller (CorPower Ocean)
  • The Economic Value of Wave Energy – Shona Pennock (University of Edinburgh)
  • Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes, and Control Systems Project Updates - Project leads
  • WES’ Landscaping Projects - Elva Bannon (WES)
  • Power Take-Off and Novel Wave Energy Converter Project Updates - Project leads
  • External Funding Opportunities - OCEAN ERA-NET, Marine Enegy Alliance, ETP
  • A Global Perspective – Henry Jeffrey (Chair, IEA-OES)
  • Financing Wave Technology Projects – Louise Wilson (Director, Abundance Investment)

Presentations are available to download in three sections:

  • WES Programme updates
  • Wave energy and the wider energy sector
  • Project progress updates

WES Programme updates - Conference 2018

Details of the WES Programme including the overall progress of projects, results of recent landscaping studies and discussion of additional work WES are involved in through international partners.

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Wave energy and the wider energy sector - Conference 2018

Marine renewable energy development and deployment is a priority for many countries around the world. These presentations give a wider perspective on the wave energy sector and how to plan for financing.

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Progress Updates - Conference 2018

Presentations from each of the lead contractors for each of the WES programme projects, informing of their progress up to December 2018.

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