Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Waterpower can be harnessed without construction of a dam. Ocean waves and tides and hydrokinetic flows in rivers are the next horizon for new hydroelectric development.

OTS
Hydro TC Seperator Image v2


Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK) Power News

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. 

EDF developing tidal site

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.

Deep Green Wave Energy Unit

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.

Australian company establishes U.S. subsidiary to develop marine hydrokinetic energy farm

04/08/2015

Stonehenge Metals Ltd. (Stonehenge), based in Perth, Australia, is moving forward to build and deploy what it thinks could be a commercially viable marine hydrokinetic energy system located off the coast of California via 1.5-kW Protean Wave Energy Converters (WEC). In March, Stonehenge established Protean Wave Energy Inc. (Protean) as its U.S. subsidiary and appointed veteran U.S. wave energy industry professional, William Toman, as its president. 

New NHA member is integral to marine hydrokinetic testing

04/07/2015

A new National Hydropower Association (NHA) member is becoming an increasingly key component in the quest to develop viable marine hydrokinetic systems. 

Signing agreement to advance marine hydrokinetics

Europe, Japan partner to support development of marine and hydrokinetic energy

04/06/2015

To help support the development of marine renewables in Japan, and to stimulate further collaboration between Japan and Scotland, the European Marine Energy Centre has become a member of the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association (NaMICPA).

David Appleyard

Swansea Bay tidal project advances

04/02/2015

Advances on the plans for a 10 km-long tidal barrage generation scheme in the region of the Severn Estuary in the UK could see a swathe of new marine energy schemes developed around the UK and further afield.

Energy Department prize challenge incentivizes wave energy conversion next generation ideas

04/02/2015

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its launch of the Wave Energy Prize competition “as a means to use a prize challenge to help dramatically improve the performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices, providing a pathway to game-changing reductions in the cost of wave energy.”  

Atlantis Tidal Turbine

Lockheed Martin to construct tidal turbines for Atlantis' MeyGen array

03/30/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has awarded a construction contract to manufacturer Lockheed Martin to deliver a 1.5 MW turbine to be used at its MeyGen site in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

EMEC collaboration gives wave and tidal energy tech developers free opportunity to test components

03/24/2015

A collaboration between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is giving wave and tidal energy technology developers an opportunity to test their components for free.

NHA Logo

Marine and hydrokinetic energy taking center stage at new event

03/13/2015

The inaugural International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and third-annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will take place this April in Washington, D.C., bringing together industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world.

Nautricity Tidal Turbine

Nautricity tidal turbine begins testing at EMEC's Fall of Warness site

03/10/2015

Tidal turbine manufacturer Nautricity has secured a grid-connected test berth at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre, having successfully completed sea trials at EMEC's non-connected Shapinsay Sound test site in 2014.

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles