Marine Energy Takes Off – A Focus on Projects ‘In the Water’

Marine Energy Takes Off – A Focus on Projects ‘In the Water’

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“Wave Power Could Be the Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy.”

That’s the name of the March 3 episode of Bloomberg’s Quicktake streaming video show. The 11-minute video features two marine energy projects “in the water.”

Bloomberg isn’t the only organization featuring marine energy technology that is being deployed and tested in an actual “live” ocean environment. During the upcoming International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), organizers are highlighting a number of marine energy projects that are “in the water.”

For example, in a session in the event’s Industry & Markets track, Tim Ramsey, head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s marine energy program, moderates a session highlighting technologies from Wavepiston in Denmark; Oneka Technologies in Canada; Orbital Marine Power in Scotland; Minesto in Sweden; and IDOM Consulting in Spain.

The international ICOE event features more than 80 speakers, 100 poster displays, and 27 exhibitors from all over the world.

“This event presents a unique and important opportunity to bring global leaders together to share experiences and knowhow, with the collective goal of advancing the industry,” Ramsey said.

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) event is owned by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through Ocean Energy Systems (OES). OES selected the National Hydropower Association (NHA) to host the 2021 event on behalf of the United States.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office, an official delegate to IEA’s OES, is sponsoring the 2021 event and, as such, the Department of Energy and the National Laboratories will have a large presence throughout the event, highlighting their work in the marine and hydrokinetic sector.

Registration is now open: “early bird” rates are available through March 31.