Ocean energy for islands up for discussion in Singapore

Illustration/Tidal platform off Singapore (Photo: SME)

The role of ocean renewable energy as an alternative energy source for islands will be discussed at a workshop in Singapore.

The workshop will look at the various topics related to ocean renewable energy adoption in islands and how ocean energy can be alternative energy source towards the islands’ sustainability, OES informed.

It will also look at the roles of different stakeholders in achieving such goal.

The event is organized by the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) and the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) together with regional and international partners.

The workshop will include discussions on the barriers to adoption of ocean renewables in South East Asia especially in islands and remote, off-grid communities, and opportunities and challenges for ocean renewable energy as alternative source of energy in islandic conditions.

It will be held at Nanyang Technological University on March 8-9, 2017.

To remind, ERI@N was involved in two tidal energy projects in South East Asia, including the recent deployment of a floating tidal platform off Singapore, and prior to that, in West Papua, Indonesia.

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