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Scenario Creation Tool


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    Tools

  • Project Lead

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

  • Author

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

The Scenario Creation Tool provides a structured method for the earliest stages of design in technology development. The core function of the scenario creation tool is to generate and rank scenarios of potential Wave Energy Converter (WEC) attributes and inform the user on the areas of the parameter space that are most likely to yield commercial success.

The tool captures physical, engineering and economic relationships which enable a ranking for each scenario to be presented, based on calculated scores for ‘commercial attractiveness’ and ‘technical achievability’.  The tool generates attractive and achievable solutions, so that the user can start with a ‘blank piece of paper’, i.e. when there is no initial design or concept. The tool can then support the user in proceeding to develop the scenarios into concepts, initial design and on to more detailed design.

This scenario creation tool can be used to support private and public investors to inform strategy for future funding calls, and technology developers and researchers in identifying new avenues of innovation.

Project Keywords: LCOE, Structured Innovation, Scenario Creation, Yield, Metrics, Planning, OPEX, CAPEX, Data

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