The MET-CERTIFIED project aimed to increase the adoption of insurable and bankable marine energy projects through the development of internationally recognised standards and certification schemes for marine energy technologies. Devices under test were used to inform the improvements to the marine energy standards.
MET-CERTIFIED was funded by the European Interreg 2 Seas programme and cofinanced by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERFD) under grant agreement No 2S01-020.
EMEC is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17025 as a test laboratory and ISO/IEC 17020 as an inspection body. In August 2020 EMEC was designated with Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory (RETL) status, the highest international designation for marine energy test laboratories. This is a key milestone for the marine energy sector towards reaching commercial maturity and an important result for the MET-CERTIFIED project.
In the project, EMEC delivered test reports for the tidal energy developers, putting a range of technical specifications into practice, including resource characterisation and power performance assessment. EMEC then fed back learning to the certification bodies and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on the standards under development.
Correction: about one minute into the video it is said that “0.5 billion litres of water run through the site”; this should have stated 0.5 billion tonnes of water passes through the site per hour at peak tide.
- November 2020: Testing the power performance of marine energy devices
- December 2018: John Griffiths wins BSI International Standards Maker Award
- November 2018: Certification & finance for the marine energy sector
- December 2016: €5.6m MET-CERTIFIED project launched