In collaboration with Wave Energy Scotland, the University of Edinburgh’s Policy and Innovation Group has released their UK Ocean Energy Review 2020 (read here). The report is an expansion of the UK chapter of the IEA-OES Annual Report 2020 and summarises the progress of wave, tidal stream and tidal range technology, markets and policy achieved by the UK in the last year. The Ocean Energy Systems (OES) under the International Energy Agency (IEA), is an organisation advancing development and deployment of ocean energies in more than 20 countries.
The report outlines the UK’s current supporting policies for ocean energy, and associated strategy at national and regional levels. A comprehensive summary of current and planned deployment of UK projects at UK test centres and demonstration zones accompanies an update on sector progress from research and development at key institutions. In addition to this, the report provides an update on key public funding programs. Finally, the report concludes with a summary of relevant national events held in the UK last year and the ones that are expected to be held this year.
The document is available to download here.
This work was led by Shovana Talukdar, with support from Henry Jeffrey, head of Policy and Innovation Group and chairperson of Ocean Energy Systems(2017-2020). Leading organisations including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Scottish Government, Marine Energy Wales, European Marine Energy Centre, Wave Energy Scotland, Orbital Marine Power, Nova Innovation, SIMEC Atlantis Energy, Mocean and many more, contributed to producing this report