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Ocean Energy Europe

 The annual conference of Ocean Energy Europe is a high level event, bringing together the leading actors of the ocean energy sector at European level.

October 1 – Day One
09:00 – 09:30   Keynote Session: Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate

As the first successful prototypes have started delivering energy, the sector is now gearing up for the next phase: constructing pilot projects. Commercialisation in the medium-term (post 2020) will only be achieved after the successful deployment of early arrays. Serious interest at the EU level is helping to foster collaboration. Recent geo-political developments have highlighted the importance of new energy sources for energy security; and driven ocean energy higher up the Brussels agenda. In this context, this keynote session views the EU’s changing energy landscape, the policy response coming from the European Commission and from Member states. Speakers explore the potential impacts of these issues for renewable ocean energy in the years to come.

Introduction: Dr. Sian George, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe

Keynote Address: András Siegler, Director for Energy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
09:30 – 10:45   Opening Session: Europe – Delivering the World’s First Pilot Arrays
10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:35   TP Ocean – Getting Technical Priorities Straight
11:35 – 12:35   Technology Showcase 1: Tidal Energy Showcase
12:35 – 13:45   Networking Lunch
13:45 – 14:45   Technology Showcase 2: Wave Energy
14:45 – 15:30   Technology Showcase: Ocean Thermal Energy
15:30 – 17:45   Ministerial and CEO Session: Where Politics Meets Industry
17:45 – 18:45   Drinks Reception
20:00 – 23:00   Gala Dinner Event

 October 2 – Day Two
09:00 – 9:15     Keynote Address – Driving Ocean Energy Forward

Scotland has played a strong strategic role in developing the ocean energy industry, in particular wave and tidal stream projects. Political will, streamlined consenting, funding support coupled with exceptional resources have helped ensure that Scotland is a highly desirable market for the industry. Demonstrating the commitment to a coordinated approach with the rest of Europe, the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism of Scotland will deliver his keynote speech on the morning of Day 2.

Keynote Address:     Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scotland

09:30 – 10:45   Finance 1: Funding an Emerging Industry
10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30   Finance 2: National Support Frameworks
12:30 – 13:30   Streamlining Project Development: Reducing the Financial Burden of Permitting
13:30 – 14:30   Lunch
14:30 – 16:00  Infrastructure: Connecting Prototypes and Commercial Projects
16:00 – 17:00   Supply Chain: Driving Down Costs
17:00 – 17:15   Conference Conclusions