RenewableUK hosted a pre-All Energy workshop that reported SI Ocean's work to date, and discussed interaction between the supply chain and the wave and tidal sector.
Several reports were unveiled:
- David Krohn (RenewableUK) gave a summary of RenewableUK's recent report on the sector, alliteratively entitled: 'Conquering challenges, generating growth'.
- Henry Jeffery (University of Edinburgh) announced SI Ocean's technology status report, and asked for comments and feedback.
- Clare Hamner (Carbon Trust) announced SI Ocean's cost of energy report and also asked for feedback. In particular, she asked whether the forecast cost of energy with 1GW of installed capacity was viable.
In the supply chain discussion, there was a real sense of urgency in getting the sector off the ground. Conflicting viewpoints were expressed. Sometimes this lead to insight and consensus; sometimes to an almost tangible frustration about impasses lying on the road ahead.