MRIA 5th Ocean Energy Industry Forum
'Policy and Technology Perspectives'
February 7th, 2014 -Sponsored by ESB
Session 1 'Policy Perspectives'
This session focused on Ocean Energy policy and prospects in a number of countries
Chair- Paul Brewster, Pure Marine Gen Ltd
Session 2 'Technology
This session focused on technology developments, institutions and initiatives in Ocean Energy
Chair- Martin Mc Adam, CEO, Aquamarine Power Ltd
5 Minute Snapshots of Progress:
4th Annual Ocean Energy
8th February 2013 sponsored by Green IFSC:
Opening Remarks by Fergus O'Dowd TD,Minister of State for Energy, Communications and
Natural Resources, Republic of Ireland
Stephen Nolan, Executive Director, Green IFSC
Chair: Peter Coyle, Marine Renewables Industry Association
Session 1 'Progress'
This session will focus on the progress made by industry recently on both projects and energy conversion devices
Chair: Dr Val Cummins, Director IMERC
Session 2 '....and Reality'
This session focused on developments recently in policy, support and initiatives
Opening Remarks by David Thomson, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Head of Policy Group,
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Chair: David Thomson
Update on Marine Renewables Development Strategies:
Ø Northern Ireland Barbara Swann, Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Ø Republic of Ireland Brian T Carroll, Dept of Communications, Energy and Resources, Republic of Ireland
Annual Ocean Energy Industry Forum, sponsored by Eirgrid: 10th February 2012
Opening Remarks by Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Energy,
Communications and Natural Resources, Republic of Ireland
Michael Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs and Strategy, Eirgrid
Chair: Peter Coyle, Marine Renewables Industry Association
Session 1 How is the technology progressing?
Chair: Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive, Commissioners of Irish
Nick Murphy - Open Hydro Ltd
John Keating - Ocean Energy Ltd
Noel Halloran - Technology from Ideas Ltd
Ben Wrafter - Seapower Ltd
Martin McAdam - Aquamarine Power Ltd
Jochem Weber - Wavebob Ltd
Kieran O'Brien - Carnegie Wave Ltd
Prof Tony Lewis - UCC
Session 2 What is happening in background support and policy?
Chair: Cdre Dr Mark Mellett, Irish Naval Service
Mark Norton - Eirgrid
Prof Chris Bean and Prof Frederic Dias - UCD
Dr John Ringwood - NUIM, Dr Val Cummins - IMERC
Harvey Appelbe - Vattenfall /Tonn Energy
Cera Slevin - ESBI
George Burke - Dept of Environment, Community and Local Government
Barbara Swann - Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Eoin Sweeney - SEAI
IMERC Conference Presentations are now available here: http://imerc-ireland.blogspot.com/2012/03/imerc-conference-on-maritime.htmlMRIA Council visit McNulty Yard, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England to view an offshore substation under construction.
MRIA Council visit Ocean Energy device at Galway docks prior to deployment under CORES project.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published a Request for Proposals for a Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) System Demonstrator.
Details of the call can be found at http://www.energytechnologies.co.uk/Home/Technology-Programmes/Requests_for_Proposals_copy1.aspx and the press release at http://www.energytechnologies.co.uk/Home/News.aspx.
The ETI will be holding a Project Briefing event on the 7th April at the IET in London. This will be followed by a RenewableUK hosted industry networking opportunity at the same venue. Interested parties can register for these events at www.bwea.com/registration/eti.
Next stage in The Crown Estate Northern Ireland Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing Round announced.
ESB International applies for Foreshore Investigation Licences for potential wave sites off the west coast of Irelandhttp://www.northernireland.gov.uk/index/media-centre/news-departments/news-deti/news-deti-080311-foster-and-newton.htm
Invest NI's Offshore Renewables Business Opportunity and Supply Chain event held on Tuesday 8th March 2011 – Presentations are now available at http://www.investni.com/offshore_renewables
Matheson Ormsby Prentice: Presentations from the Energy Seminar held on 24th March 2011:
Stephen Woodhouse, Pöyry
John McKiernan, ESB Novusmodus
Michael O'Connor, Matheson Ormsby Prentice
MRIA's Ocean Energy Industry Forum, 3rd February 2011
Agenda Opening Remarks by John Mullins, CEO, Bord Gáis Opening remarks by Eoin Sweeney, SEAI Peter Coyle Chairman MRIA
- Val Cummins, MERC
- Karyn Morrissey, NUIG
- Una Dixon, DCENR ROI
- Barbara Swann, DoETI NI
- George Burke, DEHLG
- Jim McKie, Marine Scotland
- Oliver Wragg, RenewableUK
- Julie Ascoop, ARUP
- Garrett Connell, NOW Ireland
- Adele Sleator, Eirgrid
- Colm de Burca, ESBI
- Harvey Appelbe, Tonn Energy Vattenfall
- David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff
- Tom Cafferkey, Lotus
- Keiran OBrien, CETO
- David Bell, Invest NI
- Brendan Dollard, Enterprise Ireland
MRIA's Ocean Energy Industry Forum, 5th February 2010
Forum 2010 presentations:
Peter Coyle, Chairman MRIA
SSE Venture Capital
Offshore Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland
Ocean Energy Programme in Republic of Ireland
New one-year taught Master's Programme in marine renewables for academic year 2013-14 combining expertise from Ireland's leading third-level institutions - further information shortly.
Aquamarine Power receive consent for first array of Oyster devices – see http://www.aquamarinepower.com/blog/consent-for-first-oyster-wave-power-array/
Irish company, Ocean Energy Ltd, to deploy at Wave Hub in major deal. See Press Release
UK announces new ROCs regime - http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_85/pn11_85.aspx
The RLG final document and relating figures are now available on the DETI Energy website : http://www.detini.gov.uk/regional_locational_guidance__rlg__for_offshore_renewable_energy_developments_in_ni_waters
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne welcomed a £3 million marine renewable energy contract between Edinburgh-based wave energy developer Aquamarine Power and Falmouth-based marine drilling specialists Fugro Seacore. To read the full story see http://www.aquamarinepower.com/news-and-events/news/latest-news/view/163/secretary-of-state-welcomes-3m-marine-energy-contract/
Electricity Market Reform consultation in UK: All the key documents can be found at http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/emr/emr.aspx
Aquamarine Power has closed a new £11m investment round led by ABB Technology Ventures, the VC arm of ABB:
Draft Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan and SEA published:
Aquamarine Power USA LLC, a subsidiary of wave energy company Aquamarine Power UK, has been awarded a matching grant by the Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) to look at the potential for using wave energy to produce clean, sustainable electricity along Oregon's coastline:
Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has been awarded over £3 million from the Scottish Government to support the development of its next-generation Oyster wave energy device:
Launch of MRIA
The Republic of Ireland's Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, TD, inaugurated the MRIA at a function in Dublin on April 21st 2009. The Minister is pictured below (centre) with MRIA officers (l - r) Dr Ray Alcorn, Peter D. Coyle, Jim Galvin and John Keating.