EMEC, Enel to share marine energy know-how

Aerial view of Fall of Warness, EMEC tidal test site (Image Aquatera)

September 5 (Renewables Now) - The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the renewables arm of Italian energy major Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) will be sharing their knowledge and experience in the marine energy field with each other as part of a new alliance.

The two parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines their willingness to work together to boost the confidence in the industry of both public and private investors. EMEC said in a statement that this new partnership will address a gap in independent marine energy testing against international standards.

“This cooperation will allow us to share our expertise and know-how on marine energy with EMEC, leveraging on lessons learned and internationally recognised evaluation standards, with the aim to explore future opportunities in the ocean energy sector,” stated Fabio Fugazzotto, head of marine innovation at Enel Green Power.

EMEC is based in Orkney, Scotland, where it provides test sites for wave and tidal energy technologies.

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