Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Monika Knowles and Ghanashyam Ranjitkar Natural Resources Canada

IEC TC 114
Canada has been actively engaged in the standards development process for marine renewable energy since the inception of the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 114 (IEC TC114) in 2007, which is the international standards organization for marine and river hydrokinetic energy. The Canadian Standards Mirror Committee/TC114, in collaboration with external partners, has completed 11 research projects investigating key questions to support standard development in wave energy, tidal energy, and river hydrokinetic energy systems. In the last year, there have been several developments including two new standards published relating to enhanced wave resource assessment and design requirements, bringing the total number of standards published to 8. Another draft standard on guidance for wave energy prototype development is in final stage of voting for publication. In addition, a new team was formed to begin drafting a standard on measurement of mechanical loads.

In 2016, Marine Renewables Canada entered into a MOU with Marine Energy Wales and over the course of 2017, the associations have been working very closely under this MOU – sharing information and knowledge about the sector, participating in joint webinars, and participating in respective conferences. The MOU marks an important step towards positive collaboration between the two countries and joint activities are in planning for 2018.

The Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference will be held November 21-22, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.