The Scottish Government today announced that the Carbon Trust will be running a new dedicated wave programme to help commercialise wave power in Scotland. The new scheme was announced by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen.
The £18m Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), launched at All-Energy last year, will now be used to provide a dedicated support mechanism for the wave sector to enable wave projects get to the first array stage and development. This tailored approach for wave energy will be complemented by an innovation support programme for the enabling technologies that are crucial to the success of the earliest wave and tidal arrays. Both programmes will be run by the Carbon Trust.
This new proposal will ensure Scotland remains at the forefront of marine energy and is aimed at accelerating wave technologies towards commercial readiness, alongside their tidal counterparts.