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Reference Number GR/S26958/01
Title Supergen Marine Consortium
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 15%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 15%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor R (Robin ) Wallace
No email address given
Energy Systems
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2003
End Date 30 September 2007
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £2,609,267
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Technical Consultancy
Region Scotland
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor R (Robin ) Wallace , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (99.984%)
  Other Investigator Mr B Linfoot , Sch of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Professor J Wolfram , Sch of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr GA (George ) Aggidis , Engineering, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Dr R Harris , Sch of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Mr C Bullen , Sch of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Professor D Mollison , Sch of Mathematical and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr S Zachary , Sch of Mathematical and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Professor P McGregor , Economics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor K Swales , Economics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor B Rothschild , Economics, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor A Murray , Integrated Micro and Nano Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor I Bryden , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr C Pritchard , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor S Salter , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Mr C Johnstone , Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr GH (George ) Smith , Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Mr JRM Taylor , University of Edinburgh (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ocean Power Delivery Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , QinetiQ Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , IT Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Engineering Business Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Corus (0.000%)
Project Contact , ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , South West Electrolysers (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Current Turbines Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ross Deeptech Initiatives Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , EEST (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Natural Heritage (0.000%)
Project Contact , Seapower (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Clean Energy Company (0.000%)
Web Site https://www.supergen-marine.org.uk/supergen-phase-1
Abstract From current estimates of the resource, the marine energy sector could look to provide around 27 of the UK s annual electricity supply. Ultimately, for this to be realised, the developer/investor needs to be confident of the risk and return aspects of their investment through an holistic understanding of: resource quantification and device interaction; engineering risk and uncertainty; attachment, optimisation and control of MEC s; delivery and control of the energy to network infrastructures,and the economic parameters that underpin their investment decisions. At a strategic level, improving knowledge and understanding in these areas enables specific microeconomic research to provide a macroeconomic view of this emerging sector, and enable a range of scenarios to be developed that could respond to changing input/output parameters for the technologies, or larger scale socio-economic and environmental changes. This could provide support to policy development processesand assess theimplications of changes to economic instruments. For the marine energy sector to provide such an assurance to its stakeholders, the proposed research has been developed and tested against 5 overarching principles that must be embodied in each ol the work areas: to deliver a quantifiable reduction in the level of uncertainty; to quantify the risk; to increase the level of understanding within the research (and stakeholder) community; to provide a consistent methodology for progression of newwork,and to deliver an accurate picture of the true position of marine energy converters in a future energy portfolio. By adopting these principles the marine consortium will meet the aims of the SUPERGEN programme, and engage stakeholders in the development of a successful marine energy sector
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Added to Database 01/01/07