The UK is already the global leader in the development of wave and tidal energy. With well developed plans for commercial deployment of its projects, a host of testing facilities and significant private investment in the past year, it is on the threshold of rapid growth.
The big issue the industry has to face is the level of funding and incentivisation to encourage utilities and equipment manufacturers to deliver the world’s first marine energy arrays over the next few years.
Wave and Tidal 2012 is a must for anyone interested in the development of the sector’s huge potential, not just in the UK but worldwide. With conference sessions and over 450 government and industry professionals expected, it presents a golden opportunity to update yourself on all fronts.
50 companies active in the UK wave and tidal sector will be on display at the accompanying exhibition.