Wave Energy Scotland - driving the development of wave technology
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is taking an innovative approach to supporting the development of wave technology by managing the most extensive technology programme of its kind in the sector.
It is funding the development of innovative technologies to produce low cost, efficient and reliable components and subsystems which will form the basis of the cost effective generation of wave energy in Scotland.
WES was established as part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, at the request of the Scottish Government, during December 2014.
WES has a budget of £10m until the end of the financial year in 2017. The budget for the following years is expected to be similar but is subject to parliamentary scrutiny and approval.
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Four wave energy developers are to be awarded a total of £2 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to progress to stage two of the technology development programme.
Optimism from Scotland’s wave and tidal energy sectors, fuelled by the Meygen’s product launch on Monday, boosted delegates at Scottish Renewables’ Marine Conference in Inverness this week.
The world’s largest free stream tidal power project was unveiled today (Monday 12 September) at the Nigg Energy Park by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
The MeyGen Project is owned by Atlantis Resources Limited, a global leader in tidal power and backed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Five new jobs have been created thanks to the establishment of a new business in Caithness and Sutherland’s energy sector.
Envision Engineering & Design Ltd (Envision) has been set up by directors Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness.
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is running the most extensive technology programme of its kind to find a commercially viable method of harvesting Scotland’s huge wave energy resource.