Tidal & River Energy Converter Impact & Cable Snag Risk Study Published

SRM Projects is pleased to be the industry sponsor of a research and development project completed by BC technology firms Dynamic Systems Analysis and Mavi Innovations and supported by Marine Renewables Canada and the Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committee to IEC/TC114 through a grant from NRCan’s EcoEnergy II program.  Titled “Tidal and River Energy Converter Debris Impact Load and Cable Snag Risk Quantification“, the project assessed the impact of floating debris on hydrokinetic energy converters in oceans and rivers as well as the risk of snagging these devices with marine tow cables, both important issues to understand before deploying marine renewable energy systems.  This work is expected to provide valuable guidance for emerging marine renewable energy standards being developed by Canada and other members of the International Electrotechnical Committee.  For a presentation summarizing the major findings click here.  For a full copy of the final report click here.