The International Conference on Ocean Energy took place in Dublin last week and can be counted as a major success for Dublin and hosts the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland(SEAI).
Among the trail-blazing Irish companies present were Enverian, Openhydro, Wavebob, Bord Gàis Energy, DP Energy & Ocean Energy. The growing international momentum in this emerging industry was made clear by a presentation of the West Normandy Marine Energy project by the head of the Basse Normandie region backed by a large delegation. Multiple development and technology companies from Canada, notably Nova Scotia, and the US, including Verdant Power, the first US company to be granted a commercial license for a tidal turbine, provided further evidence that ocean energy is on the cusp of commercial viability.
The next ICOE will take place in 2014 In Nova Scotia, Canada.
Posted: October 24, 2012