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Marine Energy Road Map

DescriptionForum for Renewable Development in Scotland's Marine Energy Group Roadmap for the Sector.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 26, 2009


Freds Marine Energy Group ( MEG)
ISBN 978 0 7559 9083 2 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (892k)


Executive Summary


1. Where We Are - State of the Industry

2. Where We Could Be - Scenarios

3. How to Get There - Recommendations:
- Finance
- Grid
- Infrastructure and Supply Chain
- Planning
- Europe

Conclusions and Next Steps

Annex 1: FREDSMEG Remit
Annex 2: Membership of FREDSMEG
Annex 3: Existing Road Map work
Annex 4: Summary of Existing 2020 Aims


This document focuses on wave and tidal stream technologies, using the phrase "marine energy" to denote both of these generation technologies. The rationale for this focus is that Scotland has great potential for the development of wave and tidal stream energy (with around 25% of Europe's tidal stream resource and 10% Europe's wave resource), but that these technologies are thought to have very different development paths compared to other 'wet renewables' ( e.g. tidal impoundment, marine biomass and offshore wind).