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Ocean Energy in Islands and Remote Locations

Date: October 13, 2023 at 09:45 GMT

18684-interviews2023.jpg This publication includes 5 interviews exploring the objectives, site selection, technical considerations, socio-economic impacts, environmental considerations, and future prospects of ocean energy projects in islands and remote locations. Together, they provide a comprehensive resource for those interested in the promising field of ocean energy in isolated communities worldwide.

Featured Projects and Interviews:
  • King Island UniWave200 Project – Paul Geason (Australia)
  • Nova Innovation Tidal Array at Shetland Islands – Kate Smith (UK)
  • Minesto’s Tidal Energy Kite at Faroe Islands – Patrik Pettersson (UK & Sweden)
  • SABELLA D10 Project at Ushant Island – Robin Falcone (France)
  • ORPC’s RivGen Power System in the Village of Igiugig, Alaska – Stuart Davies (USA)
Experts share significant lessons derived from their experiences in implementing ocean energy projects in such unique settings. They offer guidance on applying these insights to future projects in similar contexts, emphasizing the importance of adaptable technologies and community-driven approaches. They also share their plans and aspirations for scaling up existing projects or replicating them in other isolated areas, reaffirming their commitment to sustainable energy solutions for communities worldwide. The publication includes 10 key messages that serve as guiding principles for the future of ocean energy in isolated regions.

The OES is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the OES do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.