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Oct 2010 Ocean Energy Systems Newsletter

Oct 2010 Ocean Energy Systems Newsletter

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Wave Energy Centre, Av Manuel da Maia, nº36-r/c dto, 1100 Lisbon, PortugalFor more information about the OES-IA lease visit the website www.iea-oceans.or
I
MPLEMENTING
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GREEMENT ON
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NERGY
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YSTEMS
 
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Delegates from the member countries of the IEA
Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems 
participated in the 19th Executive Committee (ExCo)Meeting, in Dublin, Ireland (30 Sept – 1 Oct 2010), andexchanged information on governmental initiatives,R&D activities and technology demonstration on oceanenergy.Annex I of the OES-IA work program is the centralinformation collation and dissemination Annex on thetechnical, economic, environmental and social aspectsof ocean energy systems. It also contributes to thedefinition of future priorities for the ImplementingAgreement as a whole. This bulletin highlights the2010 achievements on ocean energy presented in the19th ExCo meeting.Indonesia was invited as an observer countr.
Introduction
Member countries
2001 DenmarkPortugalUnited Kingdom2002 IrelandJapan2003 Canada2005 USA2006 Belgium2007 GermanyMexicoNorway2008 SpainItalyNew ZealandSweden2009 Australia2010 KoreaSouth Africa
October 2010
 
MISSION
To
 
facilitate
 
and
 
co
ordinate
 
ocean
 
energy
 
research,
 
development
 
and
 
demonstration
 
through
 
international
 
co
operation
 
and
 
information
 
exchange,
 
leading
 
to
 
the
 
deployment
 
and
 
commercialisation
 
of 
 
sustainable,
 
efficient,
 
reliable,
 
cost
competitive
 
and
 
environmentally
 
sound
 
ocean
 
energy
 
technologies.
 
Australia
Tom Denniss, Oceanlinx 
Although there is no government program specificallyfor ocean energy in Australia, the Department of Resources, Energy, and Tourism has expressed a desireto see an Australian ocean energy industry associationestablished.Ocean energy activity in Australia continues to increase:Ocean Power Technologies is developing a project inPortland with funding from the Australian Government.Oceanlinx’s 1:3 scale floating wave energy device - theMK3PC – was tested for 3 months, in 2010, andoperated successfully until its moorings were damagedin extreme sea conditions in May.
 
The first oceandeployment of BioPower Systems technology is plannedto occur near Port Fairy, Victoria, and currently theconversion modules are being tested in a factory. WaveRider Energy Pty Ltd is planning to launch a pilot plantin South Australia. Carnegie Corporation continues todevelop its 5MW project off Garden Island, in WesternAustralia, and has also announced the signing of aMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a three-stage15MW project on La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.Perpetuwave has developed a 1:4 scaled conceptprototype, which has been tested in bay type waveconditions in Australia.
New Zealand
ohn Huckerby, AWATEA
The
 
New
 
Zealand
 
Government
 
committed
 
to
 
the
 
4th
 
round
 
of the
 
Marine
 
Energy
 
Deployment
 
Fund
 
(MEDF),
 
which
 
is
 
expectedto
 
be
 
announced
 
very
 
soon,
 
and
 
is
 
continuing
 
to
 
support
 
theAotearoa
 
Wave
 
and
 
Tidal
 
Energy
 
Association.
 
The Governmentcontinues to fund three marine energy projects: The WaveEnergy Technology – New Zealand (WET-NZ) R&D programconducted by two parties, Industrial Research Limited andPower Projects Limited, and two other R&D projectsconducted by the National Institute of Water andAtmospheric Research (NIWA) on tidal energy optimizationand on extreme wave statistics.WET-NZ’s 2 kW 1:4 scale prototype was deployed in lateNovember 2009. Final design for the 20 kW 1:2 scaleprototype has been completed and building is planned tostart in November. WET-NZ has been granted resourceconsents for two sites in New Zealand. Other companieswhich have announced plans for consent applications orreceived consents include Energy Pacifica, Neptune Powerand Crest Energy Kaipara Limited.Chatham Islands Marine Energy is waiting for resourceconsent. The project consists in a Wavegen LIMPET typedevice to be installed on the main Chatham Island (800 kmeast of NZ) and was granted NZ$ 2.16 million in the 3rdRound of MEDF funding in July 2010.
 
 
Page 2
Information Exchange 
 
Korea
Keyyong Hong, KORDI 
The ocean energy research activity in Korea has beenincreased steeply in recent years mainly because of investment expansion in renewable energy of KoreanGovernment. The total 2010 Budget for Ocean EnergyR&D was 14,780 mWon. In Korea, a National Strategyfor Ocean Energy Development Promotion has beenlaunched based on 3 stages of development for short(2008-2012), medium (2013-2020) and long term(2021-2030) projects.Several wave projects are presently running withfunding from the Ministry of Land, Transport andMaritime Affairs (MLTM) or from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE). The Yongsoo 500kWOscillating Water Column (OWC) pilot plant developedby the Maritime & Ocean Engineering ResearchInstitute (MOERI) is expected to be installed on Jejuisland in 2011; other MOERI projects include a 250 kWovertopping device named “Reef with Vanes”, a 3-yearresearch project that will end in 2010 and a 300 kW“Pendulum WEC” project. Two further prototypes areplanned for 2011, a floating device named “VariableLiquid Column Oscillator” (KEPRI), and a floating device“Hydraulic Pumping WEC” (Taekyung Ind.).The 254 MW Sihwa tidal barrage power plant, which wasinitiated in 2005, is expected to be operational in 2011.
apan
Yasuyuki Ikegami, Saga University 
An important new initiative in 2010 was the developmentof a technology Roadmap for Ocean Energy prepared bythe Japanese Ocean Energy Association (OEA-J) whichincludes targets for wave, current & tidal and oceanthermal energy conversion (OTEC).Another governmental initiative was the release of theWhite Paper on Renewable Energy Technology by the NewEnergy and Industrial Technology DevelopmentOrganization (NEDO), in which wave energy and OTEC aretwo of the 10 key topics of the document. In 2009, NEDOstarted the program
Advanced Research on OceanRenewable Energy”, in order to support the study anddevelopment of ocean energy for the first time.
Indonesia
Prof. Mukhtasor, National Energy Council 
The National Energy Council (NEC) is reviewing thecurrent energy policy and intends to increase the role of ocean energy in the energy mix for 2010-2050. TheAgency for Assessment and Application of Technologies(BPPT) coordinated by the Ministry of Research andTechnology has carried out research on wave and tidalcurrent energy systems. The Indonesian Ocean EnergyAssociation (IOEA) is currently being formed to fosterR&D on ocean energy.The ocean energy resources in Indonesia have beenassessed: more than 15 straits or channels have beenidentified as potential location for tidal current energysystems; three locations are candidate for ocean thermalenergy conversion (OTEC) developments.Recent developments in ocean energy include a marinecurrent 2 kW project operated by the IndonesianHydrodynamics Laboratory in Flores; the 100 kW Koboldprototype from Ponte di Archimede to be installed in EastLombok, a 100 kW OTEC project in North Bali and anOscillating Water Column (OWC) in Yogyakarta,coordinated by BPPT.Estimated Ocean Energy Resources in Korea
 
 
Page 3
Information Exchange 
Italy
António Fiorentino, Ponte di Archimede 
In the scope of a joint project set up in 2005 betweenPonte di Archimede International and UNIDO, a Koboldturbine project is being developed in Indonesia, to beinstalled near Lombok Island.Further, the development of the next generation oKobold turbine is pursued by the BLUETEC project, basedon four 250 kW rated Kobold turbines (total 1 MW)installed on a floating platform. The first
BLUETEC 
plantis planned to be installed in the Strait of Messina and, ina second phase, towed and installed in Pentland Firth(North of Scotland).
Portugal
Ana Brito Melo, Wave Energy Centre 
Two years after the official announcement of the PilotZone for wave energy deployment, the contract betweenthe government and REN (the Transmission SystemOperator) was signed on 20
 
October 2010.A new initiative by EDP, EFACEC Engineering, MartiferRenewables and MIT Portugal was launched in 2009 tostimulate the collective efficiency, the “Competitivenessand Technology Centre for Energy” – ENERGYIN. One othe “anchor” projects of this initiative is the creation of the
 
Offshore Energy Institute, initiated in 2010.The 400kW Oscillating Water Column (OWC) pilot planton the Island of Pico, Azores, has fed increasing amountsof electricity into the electrical grid, yielding more than850 operational hours in 2010. It continues to be aplatform of world-wide significance for the technologylearning process, R&D activities and training. The plant isdesigned to host a second turbo-generation group,which made it possible to be included in a Europeaninfrastructures network (MariNET) of large importance tothe sector.Eneólica initiated a wave energy project in Peniche(Central Portugal) with the Finnish technology WaveRollerwith European funding. AW-Energy started theconstruction of the prototype and baseline environmentalstudies were initiated in 2010 by the Wave Energy Centre.The project has strong local support of the Municipalityof Peniche, the “Capital of Surf”.
Spain
osé Luis Villate, Tecnalia 
The Spanish Government has recently announced targetsfor ocean energy in the “Renewable Energy Plan 2011-2020”: The first 10MW of installed ocean power areexpected by 2016 and a target of 100MW by 2020.An important R&D project – OceanLider - was approvedat the end of 2009, funded by the Ministry of Scienceand Innovation. This 30M€ project is led by “IberdrolaIngeniería y Construcción” and covers several R&Dactivities: resource assessment, O&M, technology, gridconnection and environmental aspects. The project hasduration of 40 months and 20 industrial partners and 24research centres are participating.A new EU FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) fundedproject – The Marine Renewable Integrated ApplicationPlatform (
MARINA PLATFORM 
)) - led by the Spanishcompany ACCIONA-Energy started in January 2010.Several wave energy projects are still in progress: theBiscay Marine Energy Platform (bimep), Mutriku OWCbreakwater and the “PIPO” wave energy converter on theCanary Islands. IBERDROLA is very active indemonstration wave and tidal projects in the UnitedKingdom.
BLUETEC conceptwith Kobold turbines3
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION on
Ocean Energy
The International Conference on Ocean Energy isorganised every two years. The third edition of thisconference, ICOE 2010 was held in Bilbao, Spain at theBilbao Exhibition Centre from 6 – 8 October 2010,organized by EVE and Tecnalia. This event wassponsored by the OES-IA. At this conference, the mainplayers in the field of wave and tidal energytechnology, as well as leaders of companies, engagedin offshore wind and marine activities, sharedprogresses in the field.Please visit the site at: http://www.icoe2010bilbao.net
 
www.ewtec.orgThe Ninth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conferenceand exhibition (
EWTEC 2011
), will be held from 5-9September 2011 at the University of Southampton, UK.

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