Pelamis Wave Power Richard Yemm

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The Pelamis wave generator is the world's first exporter of offshore electricity to an onshore grid network.


From a background in the wind industry, Richard Yemm founded Pelamis Wave Power in 1998 and has since then made a long-standing and profound contribution to the renewables industry and wave energy in particular.


Richard has spent the last 14 years developing and commercialising the Pelamis machine from the drawing board to the board room. Under his leadership, Pelamis achieved the first generation electricity to the grid from offshore waves, Scotland’s first export order for wave energy technology, and the UK’s first sales for wave energy converters to utility companies.


This event took place on 28 February 2013.