IES Seminar Series - Henry Jeffrey & New Starts


Hudson Beare, Classroom 4


Friday, December 4, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

1st Presentation: New Starts, Introductory Presentations

Craig Molyneux

  • Supervisor – Dr Dimitri Mignard
  • Area of Study: Small scale hydrogen storage for integrated energy systems

Min Yao

  • Supervisor – Dr Quan Li
  • Area of Study: Submarine Superconducting Power Cables

Manuel Guillermo Reta Palacios

  • Supervisor – Dr Venki Venugopal
  • Area of Study: Combined effect of tidal current, wave and ambient flow turbulence on dynamic response of MECs

Jafar Daoud

  • Supervisor - Dr Daniel Friedrich
  • Area of Study: Development of a solar powered refrigeration system

2nd Presentation: Henry Jeffrey

Ocean Energy: How the sector functions - A UK, European and International overview



The global Ocean Energy sector is formed of a diverse range of stakeholders including research institutes, project & technology developers, utility companies, supply chain members, funding bodies, national governments and international governmental organisations.  After setting the scene in terms of government targets, funding requirements and cost reduction goals, this presentation will outline the structure of the Ocean Energy sector at UK, European and international levels, highlighting the key players, their roles and the interactions between them.  It is intended that audience members will gain an appreciation of the great number of stakeholders engaged in the sector and the opportunities that this provides.

In order for Ocean Energy to become cost competitive and fully commercialised, a number of technology challenges in areas such as reliability, affordability and survivability must be overcome.  The role of roadmaps and other strategy pieces in identifying priority actions and tackling the challenges faced by the sector will be outlined, followed by an account of the importance of collaboration within the sector and a brief overview of a number of programmes tasked with facilitating such interactions.  Finally, an overview of how the sector is progressing at an international level with the aid of international governmental organisations will be given.


Henry Jeffrey is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh.  Henry is a specialist in marine energy roadmaps, action plans and strategies. He is responsible for dissemination and internationalisation within Supergen Marine Phase 3. He leads the UKERC road mapping work for the marine renewables sector and the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) marine programme. Additionally, he is the only academic member of the ETI and Renewable UK Marine Strategy Groups. In 2010 he was appointed to chair the Lord Hunt led DECC Marine Action Plan technology group and has been instrumental in the development of  IEC standards (TC114) and guidelines for the developing marine renewable industry.

Henry represents the UK on the International Energy Agency implementing agreement for ocean energy (IEA –OES). He has also collaborated in the production of the ETI marine technology road map and has been appointed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to convene their standard for the performance of marine energy devices (62600-200). His international collaboration on the production of marine roadmaps and research strategies includes Canada, the US, and Chile. Henry is also the leader of several European marine energy projects including DTOcean.

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Henry Jeffrey
Henry Jeffrey
IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc
IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc

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