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 23 facilities
Europe (23 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
FlanSea test site at Ostend Belgium Port of Ostend Ostend, Belgium No Ready
DanWEC Denmark Hans Jorgen Brodersen Hanstholm & Nissum Bredning No Two wave and current Datawell buoys
National quarter scale Test Site Ireland SEAI/Marine Institute/Smart Bay Ltd Galway, Ireland Yes Operational
Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site Ireland SEAI Belmullet, Ireland Planned Planned
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, Norwegian west coast Yes Operational
OceanPlug Portugal Enondas S. Pedro de Moel To be determined Existing
PLOCAN Spain Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Expected, end of 2016 Operational
Mutriku Wave Power Plant Spain Mutriku, Basque Country Yes Operational
Bimep Spain EVE Armintza, Basque Country Yes (20MW) Operational
Söderfors Sweden Uppsala University Söderfors/Dalälven Soon Operational
Lysekil wave power research site Sweden Mats Leijon / Rafael Waters Lysekil Yes Operational
Tocardo-Huisman The Netherlands Oosterschelde Barrier Yes Operational
Tocardo The Netherlands Den Oever No 2008
Tidal Testcentrum The Netherlands Grevelingen Barrier No Planned
REDstack Blue Energy The Netherlands Afsluitdijk No End 2014
Bluetec-Texel The Netherlands Texel – Island (floating device) Yes Operational
WaveHub United Kingdom Claire Gibson Cornwall Yes Operating
PTEC United Kingdom John Buckland/Mark Francis Isle of Wight Yes Under development
FaBTest United Kingdom Falmouth Harbour Commissioner/Mark Samson Falmouth No Operating
EMEC United Kingdom Neil Kermode Scotland Yes Operating
North america 12 facilities
North america (12 facilities)
Name Country Promoter Location Grid Connection Status
Wave Energy Research Center Canada Lord’s Cove, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland & Labrador No Operational
Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) - Tidal Energy Canada FORCE Minas Passage (Nova Scotia, Canada) Yes (64MW) Operational
Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre (CHTTC) - River Current Energy Canada University of Manitoba Winnipeg River, Manitoba Yes Operational
U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site United States of America U.S. Navy Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Yes Operational
Southeast National Renewable Energy Center United States of America Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida No Planned
Pacific Marine Energy Center - Tanana River hydrokinetic Test Site United States of America University of Alaska Fairbanks AHERC Nenana, Alaska No Operational
Pacific Marine Energy Center - South Energy Test Site United States of America NNMREC Newport, Oregon Yes Planned
Pacific Marine Energy Center - North Energy Test Site United States of America NNMREC Newport, Oregon No Operational
Pacific Marine Energy Center - Lake Washington United States of America University of Washington Seattle, Washington No Operational
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy United States of America University of New Hampshire Iles of Shoals, New Hampshire No Operational
Camp Rilea Test Site United States of America Oregon Military Department Camp Rilea, Oregon No Operational
California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWave) United States of America California Polytechnic State University 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 Yes Planned
National tidal energy full scale test site China Zhoushan, Zhejiang Yes Under development
National small scale test site China NOTC Weihai Shandong Yes Under development
Yongsoo WEC Test Bed Republic of Korea Jeju Yes Planned
Uldolmok TEC Test Bed Republic of Korea Jindo Yes Planned
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-MEC New Zealand AWATEA Wellington - Planned

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