Ocean energy in the World

Here we provide an overview of the international situation on ocean energy, based on information provided by each Executive Committee member.

The information on country profiles, was provided by the delegates by end of 2015 for the 2015 Annual Report and it is updated every year.

Europe

Capacity (Kw)
Resource Installed Consented
Waves 2056 45149
Currents 3408 96000
Salinity 50 100000

North America

Capacity (Kw)
Resource Installed Consented
Tidal 20000 1350
Currents 0 20490
Waves 9 1545

Asia

Capacity (Kw)
Resource Installed Consented
Tidal 258105 254200
Currents 1170 5850
Waves 966 3260
Thermal 220 220

Africa

Capacity (Kw)
Resource Installed Consented
No installed resources yet

Oceania

Capacity (Kw)
Resource Installed Consented
Currents 0 201000
Waves 0 22040
Europe 25 facilities
Europe (25 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
Ostend wave energy test site Belgium Port of Ostend Harbour of Ostend No Operational
DanWEC NB Denmark Nissum Bredning Yes Operational
DanWEC Denmark Hans Jorgen Brodersen Hanstholm No Operational
SEM-REV, wave and floating offshore wind test-site France Le Croisic Yes Operational
SEENEOH estuarine and ¼ scale tidal site France Bordeaux Yes Operational
Paimpol-Brehat, tidal site France Bréhat Yes Operational
Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site Ireland SEAI/Marine Institute/Smart Bay Ltd Galway, Ireland No Operational
Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site Ireland SEAI Belmullet, Ireland No Under development
KOBOLD Italy Ponte di Archimede International Spa Strait of Messina Yes (60 kW) Deployed 2000
ISWEC Italy Politecnico di Torino/wave for energy s.r.l. Pantelleria (Sicily) Yes (100 kW) Planned (2016)
GEM Italy SEAPOWER Scarl Strait of Messina Yes (200 kW) Planned (2016)
Runde Environmental Centre (REC) Norway Runde Island Yes Operational
OceanPlug Portugal Enondas S. Pedro de Moel Planned
Aguçadora Portugal Povoa de Varzim Yes Operational
Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) Spain Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) No Operational
Mutriku Wave Power Plant Spain Basque Country Yes Operational
BIMEP Spain EVE Basque Country Yes Operational
The Lysekil wave power research test site Sweden Mats Leijon / Rafael Waters Lysekil Yes Operational
Söderfors research site Sweden Uppsala University Dalälven Yes Operational
Tidal Test Centre (TTC) The Netherlands Den Oever Yes Operational
REDstack The Netherlands Afsluitdijk Yes Operational
Oosterschelde The Netherlands Eastern Scheldt barrier Yes Operational
BlueTec floating platform The Netherlands Texel Island Yes Operational
WaveHub United Kingdom Claire Gibson Cornwall, England Yes Operational
EMEC United Kingdom Neil Kermode Orkney, Scotland Yes Operational
North america 18 facilities
North america (18 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) Canada Lord’s Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador No Operational
Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) Canada Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia Yes Operational
Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre (CHTTC) Canada Winnipeg River, Manitoba Yes Operational
Station Puerto Morelos Mexico Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo No Under development
Port El Sauzal Mexico Ensenada, Baja California No Under development
UMaine Offshore Intermediate Scale Test Site United States of America Castine, Maine Yes Operational
UMaine Deepwater Offshore Renewable Energy Test Site United States of America Monhegan Island, Maine No Operational
UMaine Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Lab United States of America Orono, Maine Yes Operational
U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site United States of America Kaneohe Bay Yes Operational
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Field Research Facility (FRF) United States of America Duck, North Carolina No Operational
Southeast National Renewable Energy Center United States of America Boca Raton, Florida No Planned
Pacific Marine Energy Center – South Energy Test Site United States of America Newport, Oregon Yes Planned
Pacific Marine Energy Center - Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site United States of America Nenana, Alaska No Operational
Pacific Marine Energy Center - North Energy Test Site United States of America Newport, Oregon No Operational
Pacific Marine Energy Center - Lake Washington United States of America Seattle, Washington No Operational
Jennette’s Pier Wave Energy Test Facility United States of America Jennette’s Pier, North Carolina No Operational
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy United States of America Durham, New Hampshire No Operational
California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWave) United States of America Vandenburg Air Force Base, California Yes Planned
Asia 8 facilities
Asia (8 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
National wave energy full scale test site China Wanshan, Guangdong Province Yes Planned
National tidal energy full scale test site China Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province Yes Under development
National small scale test site China NOTC Weihai, Shandong Province Yes Under development
Tidal Energy Open Sea Test Centre(Undecided) Republic of Korea Undecided Yes Under development
K-WETEC(Korea Wave Energy Test and Evaluation Centre) Republic of Korea Jeju Yes Under development
TMFT Marine RE Test Bed Singapore ERI@N with Singapore Cruise Centre Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal No Existing
Sentosa Tidal Test Bed Singapore ERI@N with Sentosa Dev't Corp Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore Planned (uo to 50 kW) Existing
REIDS-Offshore (TMEC) Singapore ERI@N with ClassNK & EMEC Southern Islands To be determined Planned (2017)
Oceania 1 facilities
Oceania (1 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
NZ Marine Energy Centre New Zealand AWATEA Cook Strait Yes Planned

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