IEC/TS 62600-100 1st Edition, August 1, 2012
Marine energy – Wave, tidal and other water current converters – Part 100: Electricity producing wave energy converters – Power performance assessment
Published By:International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
This part of IEC 62600, which is a Technical Specification, provides a method for assessing the electrical power production performance of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC), based on the performance at a testing site.
The scope of this Technical Specification includes:
a) all WECs that produce electrical power from wave energy;
b) all sea resource zones (near and offshore, deep and shallow water);
c) the specification applies to commercial scale WECs that are:
1) compliantly moored,
2) tautly moored,
3) bottom mounted,
4) shore mounted.
The scope of this Technical Specification does not include:
a) WECs that produce other forms of energy unless this energy is converted into electrical energy;
b) resource assessment;
c) scaled devices in test facilities (tank or scaled sea conditions) where any scaling would need to be carried out to extrapolate results for a full scale device;
d) power quality issues;
e) environmental issues;
f) power matrix transposition from one location to another.
This Technical Specification provides a systematic method which includes:
– measurement of WEC power output in a range of sea states;
– WEC power matrix development;
– an agreed framework for reporting the results of power and wave measurements.