UWindsor helps lead international offshore energy & storage research initiative

Over half the planet’s population lives with 50 miles of a coastline, says Rupp Carriveau, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

The incumbent opportunities for energy generation sparked the creation of the Offshore Energy and Storage Society, which held its fourth annual conference July 12 to 14 in Massachusetts.

The event gathered researchers from 10 countries to examine offshore energy generation and storage technology, environmental integration and expanding global markets.

“The people that are demanding the energy should have the energy generated close to them so you don’t have to transmit far,” Dr. Carriveau says. “Transmission is costly; it’s not efficient.”