ESB Ocean Energy Research
ESB is supporting the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre, which was recently established under Science Foundation Ireland’s Research Centres programme.
MaREI is led by University College Cork (UCC) and encompasses a number of industrial and academic partners. Total investment in this research is expected to exceed €10m.
ESB is working alongside doctoral researchers on the characterisation of Atlantic sites for marine energy projects. This is based on meteorological, geotechnical and environmental data that ESB and partners have collected.
This information will be used to inform future project design activities so that designs can be validated through application of new international standards for marine energy. These new standards are under development through the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 114, in which Ireland and ESB also play a leading role.
The ESB Westwave project is world leading in its design, knowledge development and knowledge sharing. The achievements reflect the commitment and ingenuity of the wide range of partners who have contributed to its success.
For more information on ESB Westwave, click here.
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