IEC Technical Committee (TC) 114, which develops standards for marine energy, is holding a plenary meeting in Delft, Netherlands. The meeting is hosted by NEN, Netherlands Standardization Institute and IEC member.
“Our work is vital for advancing the marine energy industry. If technical standards and certification processes can be established with global consensus, it will lead to the confident adoption of marine energy technologies worldwide”, said the IEC TC 114 chair, Jonathan Colby.
IEC TC 114 develops international standards for the conversion of wave, tidal and other water current energy into electrical energy, although other conversion methods, systems and products are also included, such as ocean thermal energy conversion. Find out more about the work.
Experts from more than 10 countries are presenting their work on individual standards and discussing progress and actions for moving forward. The work covers terminology, management plans for technology and project development, performance measurements of marine energy converters, resource assessments, design and safety including reliability and survivability, deployment, commissioning, operation, maintenance, retrieval and decommissioning and more.
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MET-CERTIFIED, an INTERREG 2SEAS project led by the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), funded the meeting. MET-CERTIFIED aims to increase the adoption of insurable and therefore bankable marine energy projects, through the application of internationally recognized standards and certification schemes in the sector.
Read the press release by MET-CERTIFIED