WavEC Seminar 2008

24th of November 2008, Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum), Lisbon, Portugal

Please find attached the programme where you can download the presentations:


09:00 - 09:30 Reception

09:30 -09:45 Opening
António Sarmento · WavEC
Miguel Sequeira · Estrutura de Missão para os Assuntos do Mar


Moderator: Luís Carrilho · Labelec / Grupo EDP

09:45 - 10:15 Technology State of the Art. Wave and Wind Offshore Energy
Frank Neumann · WavEC

10:15 - 10:45 Portuguese Pilot Zone for Wave Energy
Ana Brito Melo · WavEC

10:45 - 11:15 Discussion

11:15 -11:35 Coffee break


Moderator: Teresa Pontes · LNEG/INETI

11:35 -12:00 Wave Energy: Legislation and Business Opportunities
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues
Raposo Bernardo & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados

12:00 - 12:30 The GPPQ and the Risk Sharing Finance Facility
Alexandre Marques · GPPQ

12:30 - 13:00 Discussion

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch


Moderator: Rui Barros · CEO

14:15 - 14:45 Tecnalia Foundation and the perspectives of wave energy in Spain
Santiago Molins · Tecnalia

14:45 - 15:10 Marine Renewables in the future energy system: an European perspective
Nathalie Rousseau · European Ocean Energy Association

15:10 - 15:40 Marine Renewable Energy: The Garrad-Hassan Perspective
Lucy Craig · Garrad Hassan

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion: What needs to be done in Portugal?

Moderator: António Sá da Costa · APREN
Jorge Cruz Morais · EDP; Alberto Barbosa · EFACEC; Rui Barros · CEO; Manuel Ferreira de Oliveira · GALP; Carlos Matos Ferreira · IST

17:00 - 17:30 Closing Session
5 years of WavEC’s activities
António Sarmento · WavEC
Signature of contracts

17:30 - 18:30 5 years of WavEC’s activity cocktail celebration

18:30 - 19:15 Visit to Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum)

The seminar was addressed to senior professionals interested in energy production, supply of components or services in the field of marine renewable energy, namely related to the exploitation of wave energy and wind offshore. This event was also relevant for Public Administration and Scientific and Technological Institutes, since both should take an active role in the development of marine renewables and an industrial cluster supported by technical-scientific knowledge.

This event presented the technology state of art of wave and offshore wind energy and discuss related business opportunities and the urge to surpass potential barriers. Examples of other countries were presented, mainly related to financial means of technological development. The technological development is important not only for the progress of these technologies, but also to establish the cluster in Portugal and add value to the associated products and services. In this field, Portugal has ventured less then with the creation of market incentives, such as the legislative initiatives establishing the tariff and the pilot zone for wave energy.

The seminar was also an opportunity to discuss with the responsibles of the major Portuguese players in the areas covered by the seminar: what needs to be done in Portugal in order to enable collective success in marine renewbales.

The event closed with a brief commemorative celebration of the 5 years of activity of the Wave Energy Centre and was followed by a cocktail and visit to the Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum), which has kindly offered the venue for the realization of this seminar.