Nieuw project gestart: Dutch – Wave And Tidal Energy ResourceS
The Netherlands with its long coastline and strong offshore expertise is optimally suited for implementing renewable offshore marine energy solutions. To complement and support the energy transition driven by wind and solar, also wave
and tidal resources should be exploited. A quantification of the role of these resources in the Dutch energy system requires quantifiable wave and tidal resource data as well as production data from the developers in high temporal as well as spatial resolution. The non-availability of this data was one core shortfall identified by TNO in their 2020 study (COMPETES model). In addition to this, EZK stated in the Kamerbrief ‘Energie uit Water’ that more research is needed to make reliable estimations on the technical potential of marine energy in the Dutch North Sea.