Turbine Development, Manufacture & Decomissioning • Wind, wave and @dal turbines • Improved design and manufacture: whole life cycle, carbon footprint; use of composites -‐ new materials, ﬁbres, hybrids • Resource and site characterisa@on: modelling & measurement • Technology breakthroughs: blade technology/manufacture; materials; gear boxes; generator technology
• Smart-‐grid challenges: Voltage control; Real and ReacCve power control • Genera@on: Device characterisCcs of emerging distributed generaCon (DG) technologies • Storage technologies: “The maximum demand in the province is around 1,800MW, but on a summer night, it is around only 600MW. If it is a windy summer night and there is 1,500/1,600 MW of wind, it cannot be used because there is nowhere for the power generated from it to go. (DETI Barriers report, quo@ng NIE) Integra@on & Storage
Bringing Academia & Industry Together • EnTERNI • 1/10th scale Cdal energy R&D project • Energy Storage CollaboraCve Network • MATRIX -‐ SEHP • EfW CollaboraCve Network • TSB / EU funding applicaCons • Workspace ‘Green Town Green Space’
EnTERNI • Tidal Turbine Commercial Demonstra@on Site • Full scale Turbine Arrays • Up to 10MW – 3 berths / phases • Suitable sites: Fair Head / Torr Head Area • Supported by Invest NI • Survey, monitoring & research studies Crown Estates Leases for 200MW @dal energy in Northern Ireland waters – Are we ready?
1st R&D Project • 1/10th scale tesCng • Array – Cdal turbines • Montgomery Lake & Strangford Lough • RPS, Pure Marine Gen, Sengenia, CreaCve Composites & Oceanﬂow Energy • QUB – Professor Trevor Whicaker, Dr. Bjoern Elsaesser • £170,000 Grant for R&D – Invest NI • WORLD FIRST happening in Northern Ireland!
Do You Want to Be Part of this? • Access to world class R&D faciliCes and researchers • 40% electricity from renewable energy = 1440MW • Inﬂuence government policy & strategy • £1m research funding per annum ++ • New market opportuniCes QUB Riddel Hall, Thursday 28th March 2013 09.30 – 13.00
CASE Steering Group Thomas Cromie David Surplus Robert Brennan Roger Henderson Agri AD B9 Energy Storage B9 Organic Energy NIE Professor Roy Douglas Professor Neil Hewi_ Michael Robinson QUB UU AFBI
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