Carnegie is a technology partner in the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) which is a multi-disciplinary group of academics and industry partners investigating the feasibility of wave energy on the west coast of Canada. WCWI is managed by the University of Victoria in Canada. WCWI’s Director, Dr Brad Buckham presented A Strategic Approach to Wave Energy Development at the Marine Renewables Canada 2013 Annual Conference.
Canadian Marine Renewable Energy Roadmap
Canada’s Marine Renewable Energy Roadmap was released on 1 November 2011 at the Ocean Renewable Energy Group (OREG) annual conference in Montreal. The roadmap sets out Canada’s ambitions to be a world leader in marine renewable energy and outlines how government, industry and academia are working together to advance the commercialisation of marine energy technologies. The roadmap includes achieving a marine renewable generating capacity, installed by Canadian industry, of 250 MW by 2020 and 2,000 MW by 2030-bringing in $2 billion in annual economic value.