The SeaGen device with the crossbeam raised for maintenance (Courtesy MCT) (photo)

Wave and Tidal Energy

Towards commercialisation

24 April 2013 | IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, UK

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The installation of the AR100 device (Courtesy Atlantis Resources Corporation) (photo)

The UK marine energy industry is on the threshold of rapid growth. A global leader in the development of wave and tidal energy, the UK has well developed plans for commercial deployment of its projects.


The IET Wave and Tidal Conference 2013 aims to explore the crucial challenges facing the marine power industry and debate mitigation strategies and solutions to the issues.  It also highlights the opportunities and potential of engaging in the wave and tidal energy sectors.


Read more about insights in this developing industry and how it can benefit your company.

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David Krohn (photo)

"The marine energy industry has the potential to allow us to generate clean electricity equivalent to up to 20 per cent of our needs using the inexhaustible power of the sea. The MEAD scheme will provide enough funding to deliver two arrays, which will help kick-start the industry, and we welcome it.

"However, it’s important to recognise that this is only the beginning of the road to building marine energy into a fully commercial industry.

"Our research shows that £120m of capital support is required to overcome barriers to commercial development and unlock our share of this global industry. We look forward to the opportunities that the Green Investment Bank can provide to help drive the industry forwards.”

                    David Krohn, Tidal and Wave Development Manager, Renewable UK


Key speakers include:

  • David Krohn, Tidal and Wave Development Manager, Renewable UK (Chair and speaker)
  • John Callaghan, Programme Manager - Wave & Tidal, The Crown Estate
  • Martin McAdam, Chief Executive Officer, Aquamarine Power
  • Joe Hussey, Offshore Group Manager, IT Power
  • Vincent de Laleu, Marine & Offshore Wind Energy R&D UK Centre, EDF Energy

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