The 6th International Tidal Energy Summit – ITES2012

by Andy Goldman on November 20, 2012

The 6th International Tidal Energy Summit and Awards Ceremony will take place on 28-29th November 2012 at London, UK. This summit on one of the renewable green energy sources, Tidal Energy, is an event which will bring this sector’s stakeholders, service providers, device manufacturers and tidal device developers, under one roof.  

The summit which will be a 2 day event with more than 35 sessions which will cover a spectrum of topics in the area of tidal energy and 6 keynote sessions which are expected with great interest from the 350 already registered executive level attendees.

The agenda highlights of ITES2012.

The highlights of the 2 day event have been identified as the following:

Driving forward the Global Tidal Industry – this the theme of the plenary session of the first day of the event and it will be followed by two tracks. The first track is on the Risk and Finance of a Tidal Energy Project and the second track is about the Technical and design challenges faced during a tidal energy project.

Commercialisation and Cost of Energy – is the theme of the second day of the event and it will be separated in two tracks. Track I will cover the Technical and Supply Chain Development of tidal energy project and Track II will handle Installation issues.

Driving Forward the Tidal Energy Industry

In order to be able to drive the Tidal Energy industry forward there is a need to put certain building blocks and pillars in place so that they would act both as the foundation and the driving forces which will take the tidal industry forward. The topics that this section of the summit will cover involve:

  • UK Government Policy and future support for Tidal Energy
  • Taking advantage of the Electricity Market Reforms
  • European policies – boost or barrier to tidal energy development?

Commercialization and Cost of Tidal Energy

The commercialization of Tidal energy and the challenges it faces, the advances in of tidal energy deployment and installation as well as the future of commercializing tidal energy are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the second day of the ITES2012. The cost of tidal energy is the second part of this the second day and it will cover aspects like developing platforms and converters which would halve the cost of tidal energy.

The International Tidal Energy Awards 2012

One of the highlights of ITES2012 event, are the International Tidal Energy Awards 2012.  These awards are judged by renowned and impartial Tidal industry experts. The awards are open to all companies in the tidal energy industry and are considered to be very prestigious and attract media attention and exposure giving the awarded company an opportunity to promote the work it does and get to be known within the industry. There are the following 5 awards:

Tidal Energy Technology Innovation – an award which recognizes the innovation which contributes to the advancement of the tidal industry

Significant Contribution 2012 – an award which recognizes the contribution to the tidal industry within 2012

Device Developer Business Case Award – the award for the tidal device developers which recognizes a business case which has been applied

Knowledge Sharing Award – as the name implies this award will be given to a company which has been open with the developments they have made and has helped in the development of the industry

Installation Innovation Award – an award which deals with unique techniques in the installation of commercial scale tidal devices

The ITES 2012 awards will be presented on November 28th 2012

The International Tidal Energy Summit, ITES, is an event which cannot be missed by companies and professionals in the Tidal Energy (Tidal Power) Industry so that they would be updated by all the new developments and get the opportunity to network among peers.

About the Author

Andy Goldman

Andy Goldman is a 27-year veteran in the service industry with managerial, strategic, operational and consulting experience. Has managed teams of 5-45 people and has also managed several multidiscipline projects. He has worked in Europe and the USA and holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a minor in Finance. For the past 5 years he has been an enthusiast of renewable technologies. Article by Andy Goldman You can connect with Andy Goldman at Google+

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