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Standards

We have coordinated the development of a suite of guidelines on behalf of the marine renewable energy industry. Each document has been written by an acknowledged expert and progressed by a working group with individuals representing technology developers, regulators, academia, utilities, and project developers – a true cross-section of the marine energy industry.

These draft standards and guides were released in 2009 and are freely available for download by clicking below:

1. Assessment of Performance of Wave Energy Conversion Systems*
2. Assessment of Performance of Tidal Energy Conversion Systems*
3. Assessment of Wave Energy Resource*
4. Assessment of Tidal Energy Resource*
5. Guidelines for Health & Safety in the Marine Energy Industry
6. Guidelines for Marine Energy Certification Schemes*
7. Guidelines for Design Basis of Marine Energy Conversion Systems*
8. Guidelines for Reliability, Maintainability and Survivability of Marine Energy Conversion Systems
9. Guidelines for Grid Connection of Marine Energy Conversion Systems
10. Tank Testing of Wave Energy Conversion Systems
11. Guidelines for Project Development in the Marine Energy Industry
12. Guidelines for Manufacturing, Assembly and Testing of Marine Energy Conversion Systems

The development of these standards was funded by the Scottish Government and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. View the background behind the establishment of this suite of standards. If you would like to be put in touch with the leader of the industry group that has developed the specific standard, you can do so by contacting us here.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) formed Technical Committee (TC) 114: Marine Energy – Wave and Tidal Energy Converters. Each participating nation has formed a National Committee – in the UK’s case this has been designated PEL 114. John Griffiths of EMEC is the Chairman until September 2014.

* The standards asterisked have been submitted as a suggested work programme for TC 114.

It should be understood that International Standards take at least three years (sometimes longer) to publish, as the procedure is rather complex and involves significant consultation on an international scale. Our documents therefore have a role to provide guidance in the interim alongside EQUIMAR protocols and reports.

For more information please download our leaflet

EMEC 'setting the standard' leaflet
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