ORECCA European Offshore Renewable Energy Roadmap (2011)



Author(s) Henry Jeffrey, Jonathan Sedgwick
Year 2011
Tags Tidal Currents, Waves, Wind
Type National Roadmaps

Description

The ORECCA (Offshore Renewable Energy Conversion Platform Coordination Action) Project is an EU FP7 funded collaborative project in the offshore renewable energy sector. The project s principal aim is to overcome the fragmentation of know how available in Europe and its transfer amongst research organisations, industry stakeholders and policy makers stimulating these communities to take the necessary steps to foster the development of the offshore renewable energy sector in an environmentally sustainable way. The project brings together a combination of world class experts from a wide variety of multinational companies, research institutions, consultancies, utilities and project developers. The project’s focus is pa-n European and p-an technology, with a specific focus on the opportunities that exist across Europe when the three offshore renewable energy sectors within the project’s scope are considered together. Within the ORECCA Project, the scope of the offshore renewable energy sector (”offshore renewables”) was confined to:

  • Offshore wind
  • Wave energy
  • Tidal Stream;

These energy sectors have been identified as those that are currently expected to make significant contributions to the energy system in the medium to long term. As a result, other sectors, such as
tidal barrage and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) were not covered in the scope of the project. 


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