About us

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. Through our competitive procurement programme, we support a range of projects focused on the key systems and sub-systems of Wave Energy Converters. The aim is to produce reliable technology which will result in cost effective wave energy generation.

WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government and is a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The aim of WES is to ensure that Scotland maintains a leading role in the development of marine energy.

Through our programmes, we have already awarded £24.6M to 56 projects and worked with 150 separate organisations, across 11 different countries.

CorPower S3 Launched in Stockholm

CorPower's wave energy converter generated its first energy in Stockholm this week. On a test-rig it responded well to simulated wave conditions now that component systems are fully integrated. The next stage involves ocean deployment at EMEC in Orkney later this year.  CorPower's Stage 3 PTO project is the most advanced in the WES programme, heading for at-sea testing later this year.