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International Metrics Development

Workshop on Stage Gate Metrics for Ocean Energy Technology Development


  • Project Lead

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

  • Author

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

  • Date

    September 2017

This workshop was a collaboration between Wave Energy Scotland, EERA Ocean Energy Joint Programme, Ocean ERA-NET and the International Energy Agency OES.

This document summarises the outcomes of the workshop on Stage Gate Metrics for Ocean Energy Technology Development, held in Edinburgh on September 16th 2016 and delivered by the EERA Ocean Energy Joint Programme, Ocean ERA-NET and the International Energy Agency OES and facilitated by Wave Energy Scotland.

The workshop was attended by 43 key stakeholders from 10 countries and 32 different companies, covering a broad range of competencies including technology development, supply chain, research, policy making, test facilities and technical verification.

The main objectives were to continue the process of defining practicable metrics for measuring success in a number of key, targeted areas of ocean energy technology development and to identify appropriate numerical success thresholds for each metric.

This is an on-going process to build clarity, information and understanding to support metric definition.

This report presents the process and outputs from the workshop held to identify and agree a set of metrics and associated success thresholds, and concludes with a discussion of the need for high-level LCOE optimisation and the interdependence of metrics.

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