The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) and Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) projects will hold a webinar on the topic of Standardization and certification for offshore renewables on 19 May 2020 from 10:00-11:30 am CEST. Register here.
The webinar will provide an overview of the benefits from standardization and certification, progress on the codes and standards to date, and lessons learned from offshore renewable energy (ORE) stakeholders who have been through the certification process.
Renewable energy equipment manufacturers must ensure that their products and services are safe, reliable. One way to achieve this is through certification.
“IECRE certification to IEC International Standards builds investor confidence, reduces technology risks, helps raise project finances and facilitates global market access. I look forward to participating in this webinar and raising awareness of the benefits of IECRE certification for technology developers, test facilities and investors”, said Scheijgrond.
Other topics include OPIN (WEAMEC) and MEA projects (DMEC), certification for offshore renewables (Bureau Veritas), and floating LIDAR certification (Akrocean).
An ever-increasing demand for electricity, and the need to reduce fossil fuels power generation, have led to rapid development and growth of the RE sector. IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications, was established in 2014 to address the specific requirements within this sector, which are not covered by the existing IEC Conformity Assessment Systems.
IECRE aims to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in RE in the marine, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy sectors, while maintaining the required level of safety.