2022 UK Ocean Energy Review report is released

In collaboration with Supergen ORE Hub and Wave Energy Scotland, the University of Edinburgh's Policy and Innovation Group has released their 2022 UK Ocean Energy Review. This report is an expansion of the UK chapter, submitted by the Policy and Innovation Group, to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) initiative on Ocean Energy Systems (OES). The IEA-OES 2022 Annual Report summarises the progress made by the ocean energy sector and their associated technologies, markets and policy developments in the UK over the last year. The OES, under the IEA, is an organisation advancing development and deployment of ocean energies in more than 20 countries.

This report outlines the UK’s supporting polices for the ocean energy sector, including strategy at a national and devolved level, market incentives available to the sector and updates to public funding programmes and major funding decisions in 2022. This is followed by an update regarding the progress of research and development at key R&D institutions and major updates from a range of key R&D projects. This report then provides updates from the major UK test centres and demonstration zones across the country, followed by a compressive review of current and planned deployments of array and demonstration projects that were ongoing throughout 2022. Finally, the report concludes with a summary of relevant national events held in the UK last year and the ones that are expected to be held this year. 
This report has been collated and edited by Henry Jeffrey and Kristofer Grattan from the Policy and Innovation Group at Edinburgh University. 

The document is available to download here.