The EnFAIT consortium met at the head office of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Glasgow just last month. We seized the opportunity to record several of them in conversation, discussing the project, commercial prospects for tidal power and even whether tidal turbines have personalities.
Hosting was Vicky Coy, Project Manager at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, and responsible for managing and driving the organisation’s portfolio of wave and tidal innovation. Taking part were:
Lisa Ferrero, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Scottish tidal power pioneer Nova Innovation, where she helps design turbines from concept to installation, operation and maintenance. She was part of the engineering team that installed the world’s first ever tidal power array in the Shetland Isles, the site of today’s EnFAIT project.
Alan Mortimer, Head of Innovation, at Wood Clean Energy. He has worked on a variety of wind, wave and tidal energy projects in. Alan previously headed up the innovation team at ScottishPower Renewables too.
Tianna Bloise Thomaz, Research Associate in Marine Energy at the University of Edinburgh. She is an expert in novel methodologies for linking wave energy resources to operational costs. She is now developing a global economic model for wave and tidal technologies.
ABC of tidal arrays
What does the Shetland Tidal Array look like? Lisa Ferrero
How do you decide where to put a tidal array? Lisa Ferrero
How much maintenance does a tidal turbine require? Lisa Ferrero
Reducing tidal energy costs
How is EnFAIT going to reduce the cost of producing tidal energy? Alan Mortimer
What is DTOcean and why is it important for reducing tidal energy costs globally? Tianna Bloise Thomaz
How will EnFAIT help investors to assess the potential of tidal energy? Alan Mortimer
How easy is it to move the tidal turbines around in this project? Lisa Ferrero
Working in tidal energy
How do you get into tidal energy? Tianna Bloise Thomaz
What is it like working in the tidal energy sector? Lisa Ferrero
Do tidal turbines really have personalities? Lisa Ferrero