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Session E1 2017-09-08T20:29:27+00:00


Ocean Energy

Day: 12th September, 2017

Time: 15:00 – 16:30


Short Description:
The world’s oceans and seas are an enormous untapped energy reserve. Ocean tides and waves have enough energy to potentially power the entire planet. Recent studies and industry scenarios indicate that 337GW of wave and tidal energy capacity could be deployed around the world by 2050. A third of that, 100GW, in Europe alone, meets 10% of the EU’s power demand.


Questions to be addressed by the session:
What is the development of ocean energy in your country? Do you believe it will be an important part of the power mix in 20 to 30 years as industry scenarios suggest?

Developing a new industry sector requires long-term policies that push market actors to make strategic investments. Are the policies in place in your country and other parts of the world conducive to this?

Ocean energy industrialisation will require the development of supply chains, particularly in the marine sector. Do you see the emergence of ocean energy as an opportunity for marine contractors, shipyards and ports, etc.?

Session composition:
Various types of government-led support schemes have accompanied the global rise of renewable energy. As the penetration, technology and application range of RE evolves, so do regulatory instruments and support schemes.
Session composition: The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience.

Keynote: Mr. Remi Gruet, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe
Moderator: Mr. Henry Jeffrey, Chairman, OES, IEA –TBC


Other Panelists TBC

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