SOLD OUT – London and South of England Branch Lunch and Learn – Marine Renewable Energy

23 March, 2016


12.00 – Guests arrive

12.30 – Presentations starts

13.15 – Presentations conclude

13.15 – Lunch

Speakers: David Stoddard-Scott, Sustainable Marine Power and Peter Child, Waves4Power

David Stoddard-Scott

David is an entrepreneurial Marine Scientist and qualified PRINCE2 project manager, with a background in Marine Biology. He has been privileged to have experience in a wide variety of start ups and projects from bioenergy to offshore wind, and has latterly concentrated on the Wave & Tidal sector working with Seatricity Ltd to commercialise the Oceanus wave energy technology. A 75kW demonstrator device was installed 10km off St Ives at Cornwall’s Wave Hub in 2014.

He is currently working for Sustainable Marine Energy, on the deployment of their 100kW tidal energy platform PLAT-O at the European Marine Energy Centre later this year. SME has recently announced its plans to install 1MW of tidal power at EMEC in the coming years, backed by SCHOTTEL who will provide 16 tidal turbines for the project.

David has the distinction of being one of very few people to have worked on projects at both Wave Hub and EMEC, global leading marine energy test centres located in the UK.

Peter Child

Peter Child Associates Ltd is a consultancy based near Truro specialising in the Marine, Renewable and Management Sectors. Peter Child is the MD, a Chartered Management Accountant who spent the last 20 years in the marine sector and was MD of A&P Falmouth (Falmouth Docks) 2003 to 2015. Peter has a wide and experienced business network throughout Cornwall and the UK maritime sector. Peter is also Vice Chair of The Cornwall College Group and on the boards of The Cornwall LEP Employment and Skills Board, Cornwall Marine Network Ltd and Marine Offshore Renewables Ltd.

Peter Child Associates Ltd is the UK representative for Waves4Power, a leading Swedish Renewable company who develop, build and sell Wave Energy Parks. The heart of the system is the WaveEL buoy – a point absorber – where the energy of the waves are converted into electric power. A wave power park consists of a large number of WaveEL buoys linked together in an optimal power generation pattern. The first WaveEL buoy was successfully deployed at Runde Norway in February 2016 and will be gird connected and producing by  March 2016 putting W4P in the vanguard of WEC device developers.