The Italian company Enel Green Power SpA (EGP) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have vouched for support to each other in marine ecology, Water Power Magazine reports. To encourage knowledge sharing and to drive forward collaborations in marine energy demonstration projects, both sides have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The partnership between the sides aimed at addressing a gap in independent marine energy testing against international standards. The promoting of renewable energy will be the central part of future cooperation.
The doubling efforts by both Enel Green power and EMEC will help to increase credibility and trust in the green energy sector. Both organizations have big experience and now, they are able to share their wealth of knowledge in the field.
According to the MoU, EMEC and EGP will provide both public and private investors with increased confidence in the industry and therefore encourage future investment and growth in marine renewable energy. Rob Flynn, Intl Development Manager at EMEC, hailed the collaboration, saying “EMEC is very happy to collaborate with EGP on supporting marine energy development”.
EMEC supports the testing, demonstration and assessment of wave and tidal energy technologies by providing test sites suitable for early-stage sea deployments through to full-scale grid-connected trials. This data allows EMEC to support technology development from concept to commercialisation and independent assessment.
Fabio Fugazzotto, Head of Marine Innovation at Enel Green Power, has commented on signing the MoU. He said that cooperation will allow organizations to share our expertise and know-how on marine energy, leveraging on lessons learned and internationally recognised evaluation standards, with the aim to explore future opportunities in the ocean energy sector.