Optimum methodology for site selection of wave energy converters

Emmanuel Antai, Iraklis Lazakis

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Abstract

A critical review on the feasibility of extracting wave energy in the marine environment for the purpose of generating electric power has been carried out using a methodology of resource assessment to analyse the different elements involved in the site selection process and as it relates to the operation and maintenance (O&M) activities for deployment of wave energy converter (WEC) technologies. Part of the issues affecting the choice of using wave energy as an alternative source for power generation centres on the uncertainty surrounding cost of O&M for these power generation technologies. The resource assessment approach examines the different aspects of the operational process starting from the initial site selection stage, and the cost implications of various O&M practice. The objective is to establish the evidence which clearly illustrates that the selected site does not have too many environmental or technical constraints that could impinge on the development of the project. This approach will help prospective investors and developers of marine renewable technologies in planning the project implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationState of the Art on Energy Developments
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection
Place of PublicationPaisley
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
Event8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015) - http://www.seepconference.co.uk/, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Aug 201514 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/08/1514/08/15

Keywords

  • resource assessment
  • wave energy
  • feasibility study
  • O&M

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    Antai, E., & Lazakis, I. (2015). Optimum methodology for site selection of wave energy converters. In State of the Art on Energy Developments: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection