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OEE2019 Conference: Mainstreaming Ocean Energy

Monday 30 September – Tuesday 1 October

The OEE2019 conference is themed around the vision of ocean energy as a mainstream power source. Increasing cost-competitiveness and zero carbon emissions have propelled wind and solar power into the mainstream energy mix. The ocean energy sector can do the same. Not only can it hold its own in economic and environmental terms, but ocean energy is also highly predictable, often invisible, and has a huge resource worldwide. This year’s conference will explore what still needs to be done to push ocean energy into the mainstream, and will highlight the added value that the technologies bring to the table.

 

IRENA Event: Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe 

Tuesday 1 October – Wednesday 2 October

In partnership with Ocean Energy Europe, the International Renewable Energy Agency’s event ‘Unlocking the potential of Ocean Energy around the Globe’ will complement and continue the OEE2019 programme. The event will provide a global perspective on the state of the technology in a variety of potential markets and will discuss what enabling frameworks are needed to accelerate the commercial deployment of this renewable technology. View the IRENA event programme

Monday 30/09/2019

Flagship projects: The runners and riders of 2019
| Liffey A

Flagship projects: The runners and riders of 2019

Projects in the water are the best way to showcase the successes of the industry and its potential. This opening session features advanced full-scale devices which have clocked up hours of power generation, as well as projects and farms that have recently hit the water.

 

Chair: Rémi Gruet
CEO | Ocean Energy Europe

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Speakers:

  • Audrie Jordan

    Commercial Director | GEPS Techno

  • Jason Hayman

    Managing Director | Sustainable Marine Energy

  • John McCarthy

    CEO | Ocean Energy

  • Diane Dhomé

    Project Manager | Sabella

  • Gavin McPherson

    Head of Policy and Research | Nova Innovation

  • Dong Lin

    General Engineer | LHD (tbc)

Keynote - Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
| Keynote - Liffey A

Keynote - Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Minister Bruton is an experienced politician, representing his Dublin constituency for over 30 years. In that time, he has served as a government minister several times, with portfolios including education, enterprise and employment.

 

Achieving a leadership position in renewable energy for Ireland is one of Minister Bruton’s priorities for his time in office. Ireland’s ocean energy sector will be a valuable asset as the country moves to decarbonise, especially given the scale of its natural resources.

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Wave energy technology showcase
| Liffey A

Wave energy technology showcase

Wave energy is getting bigger and better, with devices proving that they can survive in extreme sea conditions for years at a time. In a sector with a wide variety of devices and engineering solutions, keeping up with who’s doing what can be a challenge. In this session, you can catch up with leading wave technology developers via rapid-fire presentations on the latest projects from Ireland to Singapore.

 

Chair: David Hume
Marine Engineer | US Department of Energy

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Speakers:

  • Federico Toscano

    Renewable Energy Public Policy and Market Specialist | SBM Offshore

  • Henry L Han

    Managing Director | Hann Ocean Energy

  • David Campbell

    CFO | Albatern

  • Philipp Sinn

    CEO | Sinn Power

  • Graham Foster

    CTO & Founder | Marine Power Systems

  • Even Hjetland

    Engineering Manager | BOLT Sea Power (Fred. Olsen Ltd.)

  • Sam Leighton

    Managing Director | Bombora

  • Steven Nauwelaerts

    CEO | Laminaria

Keynote - Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs
| Keynote - Liffey A

Keynote - Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Lesley Griffiths was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2007. She sat on the Communities and Culture, Sustainability and Audit Committees, and Legislation Committee No. 5.

 

In December 2009 she was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills. Lesley also set up and chaired the Cross-Party Hospice Group.

 

Following her re-election in May 2011, she was appointed Minister for Health and Social Services. In March 2013, she was appointed Minister for Local Government and Government Business and, in September 2014, was appointed Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty.

 

After her re-election in May 2016, Lesley was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs.

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European ambitions for ocean energy – tools & targets
| Liffey A

European ambitions for ocean energy – tools & targets

Europe has big ambitions for ocean energy, and is rolling out the next generation of funding instruments that will help turn these ambitions into reality.

Join this session and take part in direct face-to-face conversation with those who are overseeing Europe’s ocean energy planning and funding.

 

Video Address by Karmenu Vella
European Commissioner | Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

 

Intro Presentation by Andreea Strachinescu
Head of Unit | European Commission, DG MARE

 

Chair: Donagh Cagney
Policy Director | Ocean Energy Europe

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Speakers:

  • Declan Meally

    Head of Department - Emerging Sectors | SEAI

  • Andreea Strachinescu

    Head of Unit | DG MARE

  • Nicolas Wallet

    Programme Manager | EMEC

  • Marco Rubinato

    Project Advisor | EASME - Executive Agency for SMEs

  • Matthijs Soede

    Policy Officer | DG MARE

Hubs and substations for ocean energy: Enabling future farms
| Liffey Meeting Room 2

Hubs and substations for ocean energy: Enabling future farms

Getting electricity generated offshore into the grid relies on effective subsea hubs, substations and export cables. This panel will look at what has already been done and look at how power export can be optimised in forthcoming offshore farms. Based on the lessons learned from past and current projects, speakers will debate the best design for the ocean energy array of tomorrow.

 

Chair: Pablo Ruiz-Minguela
Head of Wave Energy | Tecnalia

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Speakers:

  • Andrew Thomas

    Managing Director | ETA

  • Aurélien Zuccarini

    Business Unit Director | Kraken Subsea (tbc)

  • Lionel Josse

    Head of Sales & Marketing | Atlantic Offshore energy

  • Jean-Christophe Allo

    Business Development Manager | Sabella

Ocean energy - bringing value to the grid
| Liffey A

Ocean energy - bringing value to the grid

Highly predictable ocean energy has a crucial role to play as a balancing partner to variable renewables. What value can we put on the complementarity of ocean energy and its flexibility? This session will present ground-breaking initiatives showcasing various ways to integrate ocean energy in the energy system.

 

Chair: Simon De Pietro
CEO | DP Energy

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Speakers:

  • Colm de Burca

    Emerging Technology and R&D Manager | ESB

  • Patrik Möller

    CEO | CorPower Ocean

  • Craig Love

    Engineering Manager | Andritz (tbc)

  • Jan Steinkohl

    Policy Officer | DG ENER

The Americas: What’s new in the New World
| Liffey A

The Americas: What’s new in the New World

This session focuses on both the North and South American markets. How is the sector developing? What are the latest technology developments? How supportive are national governments? From Nova Scotia to Chile, delegates will learn about the latest projects and opportunities from national experts.

 

Chair: Roland Roesch
Deputy Director Innovation and Technology Center | IRENA

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Speakers:

  • Reenst Lesemann

    CEO | Columbia Power Technologies

  • Alejandro Moreno

    Director | US Department of Energy

  • Niamh Kenny

    Business Development Manager | DP Energy

  • Fabio Fugazzoto

    Head of Marine Innovation | Enel Green Power

Tuesday 01/10/2019

Local economic impact of ocean energy
| Liffey A

Local economic impact of ocean energy

As ocean energy develops and supply chains emerge, the sector’s economic significance is becoming increasingly clear. We are starting to better understand how the sector’s economic impact will look when the sector reaches industrial roll-out. This session brings together those tracking this development across Europe, with regional players who can see the progress first-hand.

 

Chair: Britta Schaffmeister
Director | Dutch Marine Energy Centre

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Speakers:

  • Xavier Guillou

    Policy Officer | DG MARE

  • Olatz Ajuria

    Project Manager | Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE)

  • Henry Jeffrey

    Senior Lecturer | University of Edinburgh

  • David Jones

    Project Director | Marine Energy Wales

  • Ruth Buggie

    Head of Sustainable Energy Communities Programme | SEAI

From shore to sea: Installing ocean energy
| Liffey Meeting Room 2A

From shore to sea: Installing ocean energy

Installing ocean energy needs specific expertise and equipment because of the scale of the devices and challenging deployment conditions. In this session you will hear from the leading vessel and port experts, who will share their experiences to date and consider new ways to get machines into the water.

 

Chair: Jason Schofield
Managing Director | Green Marine

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Speakers:

  • Daniel Start

    Business Development Manager | James Fisher

  • Dorleta Marina

    Project Manager | BiMEP

  • Ryan Biggs

    Head of Production | SIMEC Atlantis Energy

Keynote - Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
| Keynote - Liffey A

Keynote - Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands

Following a 19 year career as an economic development consultant to public and private sector clients, Paul Wheelhouse was elected to serve as an MSP representing the South of Scotland in 2011, at which time Paul joined the Parliament’s Finance Committee and Standards procedures and Public Appointments Committee. A regular contributor to debates in his first year, where he was one of the most frequent speakers in debate, Paul served on a number of cross party groups and was deputy convener of the Cross Party Group on Sport.

 

Paul was promoted to Ministerial Office in September 2012, initially as Minister for Environment & Climate Change, where Paul was able to build his knowledge of agricultural policy, and, from November 2014, as Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. Paul was awarded ‘Politician of the Year’ in the 2015 Nature of Scotland Awards in recognition of his contribution to conservation of Scotland’s wildlife and natural environment.

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Creative tension - combining public and private investment
| Liffey A

Creative tension - combining public and private investment

This is true a ‘public-private partnership’ session, bringing funders and investors together to exchange on this core relationship in the ocean energy sector. Panellists will debate the best ways to bring public and private sector actors together in a project finance context, and swap experiences of what has worked well and what has not.

 

Chair: Tim Cornelius
Chief Executive Officer | SIMEC Atlantis Energy

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Speakers:

  • Javier Sanz

    Thematic Leader for Renewable Energies | EIT InnoEnergy

  • Finbarr O'Sullivan

    Head of the Innovfin Energy Demonstration Projects Facility | EIB

  • Haitze Siemers

    Head of Unit | DG ENER

  • Chris Milne

    CFO | Orbital Marine Power

Reducing LCOE – Maximising production while minimising CAPEX
| Liffey Meeting Room 2A

Reducing LCOE – Maximising production while minimising CAPEX

This session will focus on how to reduce the LCOE (Levelised Cost of Energy) of ocean energy through technological improvements. Device manufacturers will focus specifically on increasing the yield of their devices and/or reducing CAPEX (capital expenditure). Objective experts will then evaluate the various solutions on offer and provide feedback.

 

Chair: Matthijs Soede
Policy Officer | DG RTD

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Speakers:

  • Fiona Buckley

    Senior Expert and Project Manager | Engie

  • Richard Parkinson

    CEO | Inyanga

  • Claudio Bittencourt Ferreira

    Business Development Director | DNV GL

  • Graham Foster

    CTO | Marine Power Systems

  • Vincent Mc Cormack

    Director | GKinetic

Tidal energy technology showcase
| Liffey A

Tidal energy technology showcase

Tidal energy is already powering European homes with clean, reliable energy, and the next generation of tidal farms is just around the corner. In this session, leading tidal stream device developers will present their technology and latest achievements.

 

Our classic tidal energy technology showcase is innovating with a new format this year. Rapid-fire presentations will give you the best possible overview of current developments in tidal technology.

 

Chair: Jochen Weilepp
University of Applied Sciences Biberach and Board Advisor to Schottel Hydro

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Speakers:

  • Maarten Berkhout

    Project Development Director | Seaqurrent

  • David Collier

    COO | Minesto

  • Marlène Kiersnowski

    Test Site Manager | SEENEOH

  • Jeremy Smith

    Managing Director | QED Naval

  • Paul Guinard

    Président | Guinard Energies (tbc)

  • Jamie MacNeil

    CEO | Big Moon Power (tbc)

  • Douglas Hunt

    CEO | Mako Turbines (tbc)

IRENA Event: Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe
| Liffey A

IRENA Event: Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe

In partnership with Ocean Energy Europe, the International Renewable Energy Agency’s event ‘Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe’ will complement and continue the OEE2019 programme. The event will provide a global perspective on the state of the technology in a variety of potential markets and will discuss what enabling frameworks are needed to accelerate the commercial deployment of this renewable technology.

 

View the full IRENA Event programme

 

More information about the IRENA event

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Wednesday 02/10/2019

IRENA Event: Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe
| Ecocem

IRENA Event: Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe

In partnership with Ocean Energy Europe, the International Renewable Energy Agency’s event ‘Unlocking the potential of ocean energy around the globe’ will complement and continue the OEE2019 programme. The event will provide a global perspective on the state of the technology in a variety of potential markets and will discuss what enabling frameworks are needed to accelerate the commercial deployment of this renewable technology.

 

View the full IRENA Event programme

 

More information about the IRENA event

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