Stakeholders contribute to realisation Tidal Technology Center

In delta case Tidal Technology Center Grevelingen Dam (TTC GD) possibilities are explored to realise a test and demonstration centre for tidal energy. During the second meeting in May stakeholders from the area mapped the knowledge questions together with researchers and other experts. These questions need to be answered in order to take the next step in the joint ambition: Tidal Technology Center Grevelingendam, which will be profitable for the whole area!

The stakeholders’s input from a previous meeting was incorporated into four main themes, namely economy, energy and technology, ecology and environment, and, last but not least, education. Then the lecturers investigated the knowledge questions based on these themes. These questions were presented to the stakeholders and they made an inventory of them and prioritised them. This has resulted in four subprojects:

  1. Tidal Technology Center as a national icon project: also focusing on societal acceptance and area profiling.
  2. Playing with electricity/current: this project focuses on the storage of sustainable energy and the adding to the network if electricity yields more profit. A consortium of HZ University of Applied Sciences, NIOZ, Deltares, BT Projects, ATKB, Enduris and turbine manufacturers Deepwater Energy and Water2Engergy prepared a RAAK PRO subsidy proposal and submitted a declaration of intent to the “Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA”. The main research question focuses on how to set up an ultra-low fall tidal centre in order to maximise economic and environmental profit. In the coming period the consortium will further work on the application and the partnership.
  3. Asset management: the optimal management of assets, in this case particularly the turbines.
  4. Education: the TTC-GD as a source of and environment for training, knowledge development and knowledge sharing.

Finally, the stakeholders specified how they would and could participate. BT Projects and Delta Platform will further explore the opportunities and support for these four subprojects.
 

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