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Wave and Tidal Power Generation - is it practicable in the UK?


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This talk will describe the current state of wave & tidal generation, both in the UK and world-wide.

Date and Time

21 November 2017 - 19:30-21:00


Stilton, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Peterboro'&Huntingdo local network. Contact Bernard Gaydon bggaydon@theiet.org at bggaydon@theiet.org for more information.

About this event

The talk will concentrate on wave and tidal stream devices, comparing their performance with a number of renewable generation technologies.  The current construction and energy costs of wave and tidal energy will be discussed.
The talk will emphasise the real challenges of marine renewables but also highlight the potential opportunities and set them realistically alongside the historic development of other innovative mass power generation technologies, such as coal-firing, nuclear, combined cycle gas turbine and hydro-power.
Information in the talk will be extracted from the Peter's book (Wave and Tidal Generation Devices – Reliability and Availability) recently published by the IET.


Professor Peter Tavner Eur Ing FIET MA PhD DSc SMIEEE.  Peter was the Head of the School of Engineering at Durham University and (from 2011 to 2013) was President of the European Academy of Wind Energy.


19:00 Doors open.  Tea and coffee available.  Networking opportunity.
19:30 Talk commences.
20:30 Questions and Answers.
20:45 Event ends.

Reasons to attend

  • Learn about the latest developments in an area of renewable energy generation which has yet to mature.
  • Meet with like-minded professionals in this subject area.
  • Network with IET members and fellows.
  • Meet with the local committee and make suggestions for future activities.

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


Free of charge.

Additional information

All are welcome to attend (members and non-members).  Free tea and coffee provided.

A poster is available for this event

Registration information

Registration is not required

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