Over 60 industry professionals from across the UK will gather at Plymouth University today to discuss the future development of the UK wave and tidal energy sector.
The annual meeting of the Marine Energy Programme Board (MEPB), established in 2011, provides a strategic forum for UK industry, regional stakeholders and Government to help steer development of the UK marine energy sector.
This year’s board meeting is being chaired by the DECC Minister Amber Rudd and is being hosted by the South West Marine Energy Park.
The discussion in Plymouth is expected to focus on the technology advances that have been made over the past 12 months, finance and funding support necessary to enable further technology development and the deployment of pilot wave and tidal projects, and available opportunities for developing a UK supply chain.
The delegates who include technology developers, industry experts, universities and representatives from Scotland and Wales have also been invited to visit the Plymouth University COAST laboratory before the formal meeting starts with a welcome by Oliver Colville MP.
Image: Wave Hub (Illustration)