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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Ten wave energy development projects have been awarded a total of £3 million by Wave Energy Scotland.
Plans for a multi-million pound research and innovation campus in Stromness in Orkney are set to go ahead after the two organisations behind the venture agreed funding for the project.
A new decommissioning action plan launched today (Wednesday 21 December) by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE).
The Scottish Green Energy Awards took place in Edinburgh last night (Wednesday 1 December).
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.