Kimball speaks to Offshore Source about wave energy

In an article about developing wave energy on the U.S. East Coast, Richard Kimball, Presidential Professor of Ocean Engineering and Energy at the University of Maine, told Offshore Source that a scaled ocean field test site in Castine and a full-scale demonstration site in Mohegan are available to move wave energy systems from concept to commercial maturity. Kimball said, “Our work in marine policy, fisheries and regulatory domains in support of offshore energy development has been key for several commercial tidal and river projects in the U.S., as well. A healthy industry requires a robust ecosystem of suppliers, service providers and stakeholders working together locally and regionally. This also includes a better understanding of local and regional stakeholder expectations as projects are proposed.”