Unique Tidal and River Current Energy R&D Study Launched

SRM Projects is pleased to be the industry sponsor of a research and development project being 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 will assess 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.  The work is expected to provide the basis for emerging marine renewable energy standards being developed by Canada and other members of the International Electrotechnical Committee.