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Advanced Design Tools for Ocean Energy Systems Innovation, Development and Deployment

Deliverables

Demonstration methodology

Report presenting the planned approach to demonstration of the DTOceanPlus toolset using real industry case-studies. Output from: Task 2.3. Success indicator: Demonstration scenarios that cover 2 types of deployment sites, 4 technologies and 3 design tools.

Technical requirements for the implementation of a world-class Stage Gate Assessment Framework in Ocean Energy

Report detailing the technical requirements for the Stage Gate Tool including definition of how the tool can be used in the technology development process. Output from: Task 4.1. Success indicator: technical requirements for design and testing of the Stage Gate Tool.

Impact of dissemination and communication activities - 2nd annual report

Update of the impact analysis of the dissemination and communication activities. Output from: Task 9.2. Success indicator: Assessment of the dissemination and communication activities deployed in the second year.

Technical requirements for the Assessment Design Tools

Description of the scope of the toolset, the coupling with commercial alternatives and the digital information requirements, obtained as an outcome of T6.1. The fulfilment of the requirements of the users, will be critically discussed. Output from: Task 6.1. Success indicator: technical requirements for design and testing of the Assessment Design Tool.

Detailed description of demonstration scenarios

A comprehensive description of scenarios which will be considered for the demonstration purposes, including data characterisation and classification. Output from: Task 7.2. Success indicator: Demonstration scenarios fully documented.

Dissemination and Communication plan

Strategy to disseminate and emphasis the information and outcomes of the project using the tool set up in the D9.1 among the sector ecosystem. Output from: Task 9.2. Success indicator: Full version of the dissemination and communication plan available.

Technical requirements for the implementation of Structured Innovation in Ocean Energy systems

Report outlining how Structured Innovation can be applied to concept creation in the ocean energy sector. This will include requirements for the Structured Innovation Tool. Output from: Task 3.1. Success indicator: technical requirements for design and testing of the Structured Innovation Tool.

Results from user-groups consultation

Report detailing the needs of a complete range of prospective ocean energy design tool users. Output from: Task 2.1. Success indicator: Collection of inputs from four different perspectives as described in the task.

Technical requirements for the Deployment Design Tools

The improvements with respect to the previous release of the DTOcean platform will be highlighted, as well as the positioning within the current state of the art of the DTOceanPlus toolset and its expected impact. Description of the scope of the toolset, the coupling with commercial software and the digital information requirements will be included. The fulfilment of the requirements of the users, identified in WP2, will be pointed out and critically discussed. Output from: Task 5.1. Success indicator: technical requirements for design and testing of the Deployment Design Tool.

Impact of dissemination and communication activities - 1st annual report

Impact analysis and assessment of the dissemination and communication activities with respect to the initial targets. Output from: Task 9.2. Success indicator: Assessment of the dissemination and communication activities deployed in the first year.

Functional requirements and metrics of 2nd generation design tools

Report specifying the detailed requirements (functional, operational, user, interfacing and data) to act as user specifications for tool development work packages WP 3, 4, 5 & 6. Output from: Task 2.2. Success indicator: Requirements ready to be used in the different design tools (Structured Innovation; Stage Gate; Device/Array Design and Deployment; Assessment).

Education and training plan

Consistent plan for education and training at various levels: stakeholders’ generic actions, specific activities in real-world projects and civil society engagement. Output from: Task 9.4. Success indicator: Plan for general education and training.

Potential markets for Ocean Energy technology

Report detailing the potential markets for Ocean energy technology, including new or improved opportunities. Output from: Task 8.1. Success indicator: Analysis of large scale power production, remote/island locations and energy backup potential markets.

Performance and Energy Yield Tools - alpha version

It will include the alpha version of the tools and a technical manual describing data requirements, main functions, interfaces and all the technical details. Output from: Task 6.2 & Task 6.3. Success indicator: Alpha version of Performance and Energy Yield Tools released, i.e. software with partial functionality.

System Environmental and Social Acceptance Tools - alpha version

Similarly to D6.2, the alpha version of the Environmental and Social Acceptance tools will be delivered, together with a technical manual. Output from: Task 6.2 & Task 6.6. Success indicator: Alpha version of System Environmental and Social Acceptance Tools released.

Energy Capture Tools - alpha version

The alpha version of the energy capture tools will be delivered, releasing the software and a technical manual. Output from: Task 5.2 & Task 5.4. Success indicator: Alpha version of Energy Capture Tools released.

Database visualisation and maintenance tool

A data management tool for visualization and maintenance of the data for ocean energy systems will be fully described and released. Output from: Task 7.3. Success indicator: data management tool operational.

System Lifetime Costs Tools - alpha version

Similarly to D6.2, the alpha version of the Lifetime Costs tools will be delivered, together with a technical manual. Output from: Task 6.2 & Task 6.5. Success indicator: Alpha version of System Lifetime Costs Tools released.

Energy Delivery Tools - alpha version

The alpha version of the energy delivery tools will be delivered, releasing the software and a technical manual. Output from: Task 5.2 & Task 5.6. Success indicator: Alpha version of Energy Delivery Tools released.

Standard data formats of Ocean Energy systems

Description of objects and corresponding data to be used for fully describing ocean energy system (tidal and wave) projects. Output from: Task 7.1. Success indicator: Standard digital representation of ocean energy array objects, their groupings, datasets, attributes and links to other files.

Data Management Plan - first version

Description of data to be collected / generated, methodology and standards to be used and how data will be shared, curated and preserved. Output from: Task 9.5. Success indicator: First version of the DMP available.

Data Management Plan - final version

Update on the previous DMP. Output from: Task 9.5. Success indicator: Final version of the DMP available.

Project website and forum(s)

Online website, forums and development platform used as communication channels for the entire project internal and external communication and dissemination. Output from: Task 9.1. Success indicator: Website operational with initial contents.

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Publications

Reducing variability in the cost of energy of ocean energy arrays

Author(s): Mathew B.R. Topper, Vincenzo Nava, Adam J. Collin, David Bould, Francesco Ferri, Sterling S. Olson, Ann R. Dallman, Jesse D. Roberts, Pablo Ruiz-Minguela, Henry F. Jeffrey
Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Issue 112, 2019, Page(s) 263-279, ISSN 1364-0321
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.05.032