IEC TS 62600-101
Marine energy – Wave, tidal and other water current converters – Part 101: Wave energy resource assessment and characterization
|Publication Date:||1 June 2015|
|ICS Code (Hydraulic energy engineering):||27.140|
This part of IEC 62600, which is a Technical Specification, establishes a system for estimating, analysing and reporting the wave energy resource at sites potentially suitable for the installation of Wave Energy Converters (WECs). This Technical Specification is to be applied at all stages of site assessment (from initial investigations to detailed project design) and in conjunction with the IEC Technical Specification on WEC performance (IEC TS 62600- 100) enables an estimate of the annual energy production of a WEC or WEC array to be calculated. This Technical Specification is not intended for estimation of extreme wave conditions.
The wave energy resource is primarily defined using hydrodynamic models that are successfully validated against measurements. The framework and methodologies prescribed in this Technical Specification are intended to ensure that only adequate models are used, and that they are applied in an appropriate manner to ensure confidence and consistency in the reported results. Moreover, the document prescribes methods for analysing metocean data (including the data generated by modelling) in order to properly quantify and characterize the temporal and spatial attributes of the wave energy resource, and for reporting the results of a resource assessment in a comprehensive and consistent manner.