Top news, October 16 – 22, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 16 – 22, 2017.

Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbine

Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the fourth tidal turbine in the Pentland Firth off Scotland, wrapping up the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project. With the reinstallation of the final turbine, MeyGen Phase 1A will now be capable of operating at its full 6MW capacity generating full Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) and power revenues.

EU opens €1.5M wave and tidal monitoring call

European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call for proposals for projects related to environmental monitoring of wave and tidal devices. The call was launched on October 16, 2017, and will be open for submissions until January 18, 2018.

Canadian tidal energy project bags innovation funding

Acadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines. The funds will enable creation of the world’s first observation and prediction system for investigating the physical and biological marine environment in high-flow conditions at turbulence-resolving scales, according to Acadia University.

Ocean Energy ready for 500kW wave device build-out

Irish wave energy developer Ocean Energy plans to begin with the manufacturing of its up-scaled wave energy device this month in the United States. Following the completion of the construction works, Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave energy device, designed around the oscillating water column principle, will be transferred to US Navy’s Kaneohe Bay Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) for a round of grid-connected sea trials.

Resen Waves verifies power production

Aalborg University has verified the power production on a Resen Waves Power Buoy operating in irregular waves in the sea. Aalborg University found the efficiency of the company’s Power Buoy in harnessing power from the waves is between 50 to 70% even in small waves. The Power Buoy has been designed for powering instruments in the sea and providing real-time data connectivity.

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