The wave power resource to the west of the Outer Hebrides is widely recognized as one of the best in Europe. However, developers lack detailed, accurate data and analysis of the true commercial potential of this resource.
This is where we step in.
We will be undertaking five specific projects with one common deliverable: to analyze and share high quality, detailed information with developers to enable them to identify potential marine energy sites appropriate for large-scale developments.
In order to unleash the economic opportunity waiting to be tapped into, we also need to help make the investment case for marine energy projects. The data we collate will be accurate, independent and verified; it will tick all the right boxes.
The nature and scope of the following five projects have been specified by industry groups who have been actively involved in developing the Hebridean Marine Energy Futures initiative.