LONDON – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has secured acceptance to serve as a Renewable Energy Certification Body (RECB) for marine energy.
The International Electrotechnical Commission’s Renewable Energy System (IECRE) issued the recognition. IECRE operates the global conformity assessment system for the three electrically producing renewable energy sectors: solar photovoltaic energy, wind energy, and marine energy.
LR’s recognition covers energy harnessed from wave, tidal, river current or ocean thermal gradient sources, and the wind sector. This means it can certify hybrid renewable energy projects on behalf of the IECRE that involve multiple technologies (i.e. wind, wave, and tidal).
It can also perform certification activities for marine energy converters pursuing compliance with the IEC 62600 technical specification and operational documents published by the IECRE.
In addition, LR can support marine energy technology developers by providing independent assessment and certification, using IEC standards.