WEC

WavEC Seminar 2009: Wave Energy in Portugal in the International Context

15th of June 2009, Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum - sponsor), Lisbon, Portugal

After the well succeeded event of 2008 “Marine Renewable Energy in Portugal Technology State of the Art and Business Opportunities”, the Wave Energy Centre (WavEC) announces this years’ thematic seminar: “Wave Energy in Portugal in the International Context” that took place on the 15th of June 2009 at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

This year we decided to focus the event on the wave energy situation in Portugal in the international context. We had Portuguese and foreign speakers linked to relevant developments taking place in this field, focusing on test zones and prototype developments. Check our speakers in the list below.

The event was mainly focused to companies, R&D institutes and public administration with interest to acknowledge the latest developments of wave energy technology and related actions to the implementation of this renewable energy source in our country, as well as to understand the situation of wave energy in the international context. Hence we offer a detailed and actual perspective about the potentialities and possible business opportunities in the national and international context.

We offered the participants the opportunity to learn about the players in this growing market and acknowledge business opportunities as well as the opportunity to enrich your network of international experts.

Programme

09:00 - 09:45  Reception & Register

09:45 - 10:00 Opening - António Sarmento . WavEC

Session 1 - Moderator: António Falcão . IST

Present Technology and Project Development

10:00 - 10:15 Wave Energy Innovation - Opportunity and Collaboration

Andrew Parish . Wavebob Ltd

10:15 - 10:45 Experiences from developing commercial wave energy systems

Tore Gulli . Fred Olsen Ltd

10:45 - 11:00 Wave Energy in Portugal - EDP's Vision

João Maciel . EDP

11:00 - 11:15 Orecon’s 1.5MW MRC – a wave energy device for 25 year commercial life

Ken Street . Orecon

11:15 - 11:30 Discussion

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break

Session 2 - Moderator: Rui Barros . CEO

Test zones

12:00 - 12:15 SEM-REV French Wave Energy Test Zone

Hakim Mouslim . ECN

12:15 - 12:30 Implementing Ireland’s OE Strategy – Protocols and Testing (Part 1 and 2)

Eoin Sweeney . SEI

12:30 - 12:45 Runde Island in Norway, OE device testing and promotion

Lars G. Golmen . NIVA

12:45 - 13:00 Caracterização Ambiental da Zona Piloto

João Duarte . Instituto Hidrográfico

13:00 - 13:30 Discussion

13:30 - 14:45 Buffet Lunch

Session 3 - Moderator: Ana Estanqueiro . INETI

Commercial Phase: Constraints and Synergies

14:45 - 15:00 Stakeholder and Experts: From the Bottom to the Top

Sean O'Neill . OREC

15:00 - 15:15 Sinergias entre energia e aquacultura offshore

Pedro Sarmento-Coelho . Aqua.pt

15:15 - 15:30 Offshore Wind - the German Approach

Jochen Bard . ISET

15:30 - 15:45 WEC development in Portugal

Marc Hadden . Martifer

15:45 - 16:15 Discussion

16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break

Session 4 - Moderator: António Sá da Costa . APREN

16:45: 17:45 Round Table : Portuguese Situation: Obstacles and Opportunities

Rui Barros . CEO; Luis Costa . Ecoprogresso / GWH ; António Vidigal . EDP;

Filipe Aguiar . Eneólica / Grupo Lena; João Nuno Mendes . GALP; Marc

Hadden . Martifer

17:45 - 18:00 Closing session - José Manuel Perdigoto . DGGE

18:00 - 19:30 Visit to Electricity Museum

Download the final Programme here.

More information about the speakers here.