Defining a new business case for Tidal Energy

Advisory Board:

The agenda was constructed following 50+ hours of research interviews with industry leaders and innovators. We are thankful to the following for their support in shaping the agenda:

  • EMEC
    John GriffithsAssociate
    EMEC Ltd
  • Independent Consultant
    Sue Barr Energy Consultant
  • Morlais
    Andy Billcliff Technical Director
  • ORE Catapult
    Simon Cheeseman Wave and Tidal Sector Specialist
    ORE Catapult

New conference format to foster collaboration between participants:

  • Project Financing Workshops with practical takeaways

    Let’s sit down and thrash things out! Ask the questions you need answered, make the connections to move your business forwards, pick apart the challenges facing the industry

  • Roundtable debates with action points

    Debate the most pressing challenges we have, share findings with the group, seek out like-minded people, drive a common consensus that can be carried forwards

  • Project updates from industry leaders

    Get the inside track from industry leading projects -where are we making progress? What lessons have we learnt? How can we adapt and evolve?

  • Panel discussions with purpose

    We’ve lined up panellists with a range of views about how the industry can move forwards to commercial deployment

  • Innovation showcase

    Disruptive innovation is key if we are to make significant step changes to the Tidal Energy industry - hear from game changers across technology, financing models, and the supply chain

  • Lessons learned from the Offshore Wind industry

    How can your know-how be deployed in the Offshore Wind industry to bolster your order book

Tidal Energy Summit - 27th November 2018

9.00 - 9.15: Icebreaker - what do we want to achieve from today, who do you want to meet, who’s in the room
9.15 - 9.45: Government and the Industry - Working Together Towards Commercial Exploitation of Tidal Energy

UK Parliament Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP for Orkney and Shetland - UK Parliament

Environment Agency Ross Lowrie Environment & Business - Senior Advisor (Energy & Climate) Environment Agency

9.45 - 11.15 Leading Project Updates in Tidal Stream and Tidal Range
  • State of the industry
  • Inform your business strategy with the latest updates in leading tidal stream case studies in Scotland and Wales
  • Hear how key industry players turned their projects into success stories
  • Learn how to navigate the ‘valley of death’ and push your project from R&D to commercial level
  • Take advantage of expertise shared on technology performance issues and solutions for optimum reliability
  • Understand the e¬ffects that the Swansea Bay decision has had on development of tidal range technology in Wales

Project Updates:

SIMEC Atlantis 9.45: Tim Cornelius CEO SIMEC Atlantis

Orbital 10.00: Andrew Scott CEO Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power)

Minesto 10.15: Martin Edlund CEO Minesto

Morlais 10.30: Graham Morley Project Manager Morlais

North Wales Tidal Energy 10.45: Henry Dixon Chairman North Wales Tidal Energy

10.45 - 11.15: Q&A with above speakers

11.15 - 11.45 COFFEE BREAK
Finance and Revenue Support - The Road to Cost-Effectiveness
  • Expert suggestions for lowering the LCOE to become bankable
  • Get the facts on tidal energy’s potential for becoming cost competitive from the compilers of a benchmark industry report
  • Discover whether a new initiative for overcoming the revenue support issue can be put to work
  • Understand the importance of sector collaboration in lobbying the government for feed-in tariffs to keep afloat
  • Practical tips from financial consultants on how to secure investments for your project

11.45 - 12.30: ORE Catapult’s Tidal Stream and Wave Energy Cost Reduction Report - Key Findings and Advice

ORE Catapult Simon Cheeseman Wave and Tidal Sector Specialist ORE Catapult

ORE Catapult Gavin Smart Head of Analysis & Insights ORE Catapult

Panel with live voting:
12.30 - 13.15: From R&D to Commercial Level - Financial Solutions for Navigating the ‘Valley of Death’

Deja Blue Consulting Andrew Smith Consultant Deja Blue Consulting

Green Giraffe Matthew Taylor Green Giraffe

Abundance Louise Wilson Joint Managing Director [Projects] Abundance

Independent Consultant Tony Gale Managing Director Tony Gale Cleantech Consultants

Minesto Martin Edlund CEO Minesto

13.15 - 14.00 LUNCH AND COFFEE

Panel Debate with live voting:
14.00 - 14.45: Politics of tidal energy and the journey to revenue support in the UK

Sustainable Marine Energy Christoph Harwood Head of Policy Sustainable Marine Energy

Consultant Sue Barr Energy Consultant

SIMEC Atlantis Cameron Smith Director of Business Development SIMEC Atlantis

James Fisher Steve Jermy Marine & Offshore Aviation Specialist James Fisher

Marine Energy Wales David Jones Project Director Marine Energy Wales

14.45 - 15.00 COFFEE BREAK
15.00 - 16.00 Technology Assessment for Future Tidal Projects
  • See why standardisation of technology at the supply chain level can aid the process of lowering costs for the whole sector
  • Listen to lessons learned by the mature offshore wind sector in increasing the effectiveness of marine logistics and exploit the similarity in technologies used
  • Benefit from a spotlight focus on latest in marine logistics, components, and O&M of offshore systems
  • Identify the potential of energy storage within tidal to be the sector’s ‘next big thing’

15:00 - 15:15 - Transferability of Technology and the Collaborative Road to Bankability

National Subsea Research Initiative Tony Laing Director - Research and Market Acceleration National Subsea Research Initiative

Roundtable discussion:
15:15 - 16:00 - Towards Standardisation of Technology - Stop ‘Reinventing the Wheel’ at Supply Chain Level

EMEC Ltd Session Facilitator: John Griffiths Associate EMEC Ltd

Eversheds Table moderator: Richard Streeter Partner Eversheds

16.00 - 17.15 Identify New Markets and Regions
  • Discuss whether France is on the verge of taking over as the leading tidal player in Europe
  • Assess the market conditions for expansion of your business into Canada by hearing from local industry players and associations
  • Secure your company’s pioneer position by learning how to harness tidal power potential in the nascent South East Asian market

Panel Debate and Q&A:
Project Updates from key regions around the world

seeneoh 16.00: Marlène Kiersnowski Tidal Test Site Manager SEENEOH

Sustainable Marine Energy 16.10: Jason Hayman Managing Director Sustainable Marine Energy

HydroQuest 16.20: Jean-François Simon CEO HydroQuest

Magallanes Renovables 16.30: Pablo Mansilla Salinero Project Manager Magallanes Renovables

Hydrokinetic Energy Corp 16.40: Walter Schurtenberger Director Hydrokinetic Energy Corp

16.50: Q&A


If you are interested in ITES 2018 please contact us on the below details:

Darian De La Cruz

Darian De La Cruz

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7512 (Global)

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7231