The Future of Marine Renewables in the UK - Energy and Climate Change Contents

Annex 1: Note of the visit to Orkney

In October 2011 we visited Orkney. We met with representatives from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), industry representatives and representatives from the local council. We visited EMEC's wave test site and substation at Billia Croo, the Lyness marine renewables support base and the Hatston Development in Kirkwall. We discussed the experiences to date of developing wave and tidal energy in Orkney and the challenges that the industry is facing .

Participating members:

Mr Tim Yeo (Chair)

Sir Robert Smith  Barry Gardiner    Albert Owen  

Dr Phillip Lee    John Robertson

Monday 17 October 2011

Dinner hosted by European Marine Energy Centre with:

Neil Kermode, EMEC; Tony Trayner, Flumill; Chintan Shah, Bluewater; Sue Barr, Openhydro; Andrew Scott, Pelamis Wave Power; John McGlynn, Scotrenewables Tidal Power; Joseph Fison, Atlantis Resources; and Martin McAdam, Aquamarine Power.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Briefing from Neil Kermode and Eileen Linklater, European Marine Energy Centre

Meetings with:

Andrew Scott, Pelamis Wave Power

Albert Tait, Gavin Barr, Shona Croy, Cllr Ian Johnstone, Cllr Graham Sinclair, Cllr Jim Foubister and Michael Morrison, Orkney Islands Council; Gareth Davis, Aquatera; Jeremy Baster, Consultant; Graham Harrison, Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Adam Payne, Xodus; and Kathy Bichan, Roving Eye Enterprises.

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