Webinar: Control systems for improved yield, reliability and survivability
27 June 2017
11.30am (Brussels, Berlin, Paris)
10.30am (London, Dublin, Lisbon)
Presenters: Ross Henderson, Quoceant
Jochen Bard, Fraunhofer IWES
Control systems for wave and tidal energy converters act to optimise power production and reduce stress and fatigue on components by allowing devices to adapt to changing ocean conditions.
This webinar provided a brief introduction to the theory of control systems, including a look at their use in other sectors, before investigating how such systems can be applied to the ocean energy sector.
Ross Henderson (Senior Consultant Engineer at Quoceant Ltd.) and Jochen Bard (Head of Marine Energy at Fraunhofer IWES) each presented their perspective on control systems in ocean energy before the floor was opened to all attendees for questions, comments and discussion.