RME CEO updates NEMA on the progress of international technical standards for hydrokinetic technologies

June 3, 2010
RME CEO Bill Staby today travelled to Washington to deliver a presentation entitled “TC-114 Standards Development - Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies” to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Staby noted that, “a key impediment to the rapid deployment of marine hydrokinetic technologies is the lack of internationally-recognized technical standards and these must be established before banks, insurance companies and others will provide the critical support needed to build utility-scale projects.” Mr. Staby is a member of the technical advisory group (TAG) for the U.S. delegation to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC-114 which is developing standards for “wave, tidal and other water current converters.”