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IRENA Programme

Tuesday 01/10/2019

Opening remarks: Ocean energy technologies readiness & challenges
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Opening remarks: Ocean energy technologies readiness & challenges

Setting the scene session – Discusses the current global energy landscape and how ocean energy can fit into it, the timeline for its widespread adoption, its technological readiness, and the challenges it needs to overcome to mainstream its usage.

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Ocean energy potential in Islands
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Ocean energy potential in Islands

In the context of the SIDS Lighthouse Initiative, the session will focus in presenting the opportunities and benefits that ocean energy can bring to islands in terms of diversifying the energy generation mix, provision of firm capacity to support the integration of variable renewable energy, as well as tackling other standing challenges faced by islands.

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Innovative OE designs for islands
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Innovative OE designs for islands

Primarily led by industries involved in the manufacturing and testing of ocean energy devices, the session will focus in presenting the latest technologies, project designs and applications with the potential to become ground breaking opportunities in islands.

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Wednesday 02/10/2019

Ocean energy uptake: Solutions to technical challenges
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Ocean energy uptake: Solutions to technical challenges

Explores multiple pathways that can contribute to accelerate the deployment of ocean energy technologies, such as resource mapping and assessment, environmental impact assessment, risk analysis, international standardisation, technology resiliency technology readiness among others.

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Innovative business models and sector coupling
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Innovative business models and sector coupling

Discusses emerging business models in ocean energy technologies and provides insights on sector coupling with areas like desalination, energy cooling systems and aquaculture.

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Country experiences
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Country experiences

Highlights country experiences in their deployment of ocean renewable energy technologies, will share opportunities, challenges on installation and development with corresponding lessons learned.

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Round table: action plan & closing remarks
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Round table: action plan & closing remarks

This final session will feature a panel of high-level experts whom together and based on their areas of expertise will summarise the key findings and conclusions of this three days conference.

The key aim on this closure session is to get to consensus in terms of the next immediate actions that need to be taken to foster the commercial roll-out of ocean energy technologies.

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