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Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower

07/01/2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”  

Australian company enters into technology agreement for MHK development within Indonesia

06/22/2015

Australia-based Bombora Wave Power announced on June 22 that it has entered into a Technology Evaluation Agreement with Anoa Power of Indonesia in which Anoa would evaluate suitable deployment sites for Bombora marine hydrokinetic devices (MHK) while Bombora will confirm electricity generation capability across these locations. 

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring

06/16/2015

The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restructure following a year of change in the global wave and tidal energy market.

Commercial tidal energy project in The Netherlands will cost US$12.4 million

06/16/2015

Tocardo Tidal Turbines announced it would install the largest tidal energy project in The Netherlands as well as the world's largest commercial tidal installation in a US$12.4 million project that includes an array of five tidal turbines in the Oosterschelde barrier near the province of Zeeland. 

Azura device deployed for 12 months at WETS to commercialize marine hydrokinetics testing

06/15/2015

Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) announced it successfully deployed its Azura wave energy device earlier this month at the U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.  

DCNS, Chilean government sign joint statement for marine and hydrokinetic research

06/12/2015

An agreement signed by Chilean and French officials in Paris this week will help Chile develop its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC).

Ocean Renewable asks extension of FERC pilot license for 300-kW Cobscook Bay Tidal project

06/12/2015

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a two-year extension of its hydrokinetic pilot project license for the 300-kW Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy project in Maine.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon gets planning go-ahead from UK government

06/10/2015

Progress on the 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon hydroelectric project in Wales took a significant step forward yesterday with developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC receiving planning consent from the United Kingdom's Department of Energy & Climate Change.

TLSB selects Chinese company for Wales' Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

06/05/2015

Energy developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC has named China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. as the preferred bidder for the 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

U.S. House, Senate entertain marine and hydrokinetic bills

05/29/2015

Two pieces of legislation introduced to Congress could help develop America's marine and hydrokinetic sector.

China prepares three marine hydrokinetic test sites as part of US$163.4 million program

05/28/2015

China is planning to construct marine hydrokinetic (MHK) test sites by 2016 off the coasts of three provinces -- Shandong, Zhejiang and Guangdong -- financed in part by a US$163.4 million fund created in May 2010 for renewable energy. According to a press release from the country’s National Ocean Technology Centre, to date, the fund has supported 96 renewable energy programs. 

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GE providing power conversion system for Paimpol-Brehat tidal energy array

05/28/2015

GE Power Conversion is supplying the electrical conversion system to be installed for a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Brehat, France, later this year.

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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015

The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

European Commission awards grant for Fortum-led wave energy research

05/08/2015

Finnish utility Fortum has received a US$19.12 million grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program for a five-year wave energy research and development initiative.

Maine ocean energy developer expands to Ireland

05/07/2015

U.S.-based Ocean Renewable Power Company has announced that it will establish a presence called ORPC Ireland, LLC, at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology's Co-Lab Business Centre in County Donegal.

Orkney marine hydrokinetics test sites prepare to use hybrid EMECOFS

05/06/2015

Wave and tidal energy research test facilities that the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) operates in Orkney, Scotland, will utilize a hybrid operational forecast system (OFS) to manage its marine hydrokinetics (MHK) operations, making the system an EMECOFS. 

Atlantis strikes deal to acquire marine energy tech company from Siemens

05/01/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Marine Current Turbines Ltd. from Siemens AG in an all-share deal, pending certain conditions being met.

DOE looking for tech boom with new Wave Energy Prize

04/27/2015

A new prize purse announced by the U.S. Department of Energy could feed more than $2 million into wave energy technology research and development.

Marine energy contributes to Wales economy

Report reveals positive impact of marine energy on Welsh economy

04/21/2015

The marine energy industry in Wales has contributed £34.5 million and directly created more than 99 person-years of employment, according to a report published by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire.

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks

04/14/2015

A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.

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