EquiMar: development of best practices for the engineering performance appraisal of wave and tidal energy converters

C. M. Johnstone, T. McCombes, A. S. Bahaj, L. Myers, B. Holmes, Jens Peter Kofoed, C. Bittencourt

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Abstract

At the present time there are no approved standards or recognised best practices being implemented for the performance appraisal and benchmarking of wave and tidal energy converters. As such, this develops considerable misunderstanding between device developers, testing centres, investors/ financiers etc when attempting to quantify the performance of a device since it makes it very difficult to reference and benchmark the performance of a marine energy converter. The EC Framework Programme VII EquiMar project has set out to develop a suite of Best Practices to be adopted when undertaking the performance evaluation of such systems in order to address this deficiency. This paper reports the development of a set of ‘Best Practices’ within the ECFPVII EquiMar project to be adopted for the performance quantification of wave and tidal energy converters as they evolve from an engineering concept to commercial scale deployment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th ewtec 2011 : Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011
EditorsAbuBakr S. Bahaj
Number of pages8
PublisherUniversity of Southampton
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period05/09/201109/09/2011

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Keywords

  • Standards
  • Performance Assessment

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    Johnstone, C. M., McCombes, T., Bahaj, A. S., Myers, L., Holmes, B., Kofoed, J. P., & Bittencourt, C. (2011). EquiMar: development of best practices for the engineering performance appraisal of wave and tidal energy converters. In A. S. Bahaj (Ed.), 9th ewtec 2011: Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011 University of Southampton.