Atlantic regions have a huge potential in renewable energy which can be useful for the EU to meet the goals of its energy strategy, while contributing to the prosperity of their industries and populations, and meeting the objectives of economic, social and territorial cohesion.
The Atlantic Power Cluster project builds on the Marine Energy Working Group set up in the CPMR (Atlantic Arc Commission) and is intended to implement a transnational marine energy strategy so the partner regions can seek complementarities to tackle the crucial challenges for the development of marine energies in the Atlantic Area (AA).
Furthermore the project seeks to develop cooperation and joint approaches to facilitate the identification of new market niches in the renewable energy sector and the redefinition of educational and training programs as per the needs of the offshore and marine energy sector in the AA. The project is likewise is expected to contribute to a “greener” model of energy development, while enhancing the competitiveness and innovation capacities in the Atlantic regions.
Final meeting - 2nd July 2014, Santander 2014
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Funding: Interreg - Atlantic Area Team
Coordinator: Janete Gonçalves
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 1 963 000
WavEC Funding: € 65 000
Duration: 1 February 2012 – 31 January 2014 (24 months)
Partners: SODERCAN (Spain); Fundación Universidade da Coruña - FUAC (Spain); Galway County Council (Ireland); BRETAGNE INNOVATION (France); FUNDACION ASTURIANA DE LA ENERGIA-FAEN (Spain); Conseil Regionale Basse-Normandie (France); Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d’Europe (CRPM) (France); Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland); Ente Vasco de la Energía-EVE (Spain); INEGI – Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial (Portugal); Scottish European Green Energy Centre-SEGEC (UK); POLE ECO INDUSTRIES POITOU CHARENTES (France); Société publique régionale des Pays de la Loire (France); Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine (France); CIEMAT- Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain); REGEN SW (UK) and WavEC (Portugal).