About MEC

The MEC is the trade association and representative body for the UK’s tidal stream and wave energy industries.

Established in 2018 the MEC is committed to realising the potential of tidal stream and wave energy, to support a secure, cost-effective transition to net zero, and make the UK attractive to renewable investors.

The MEC has played a key role in influencing the external policy environment, whilst proactively defending the interests of tidal stream and wave energy. This includes securing the ringfence for tidal stream in the UK’s last renewable auction, identifying and improving investment and R&D opportunities, and working collaboratively with key stakeholders to maintain the UK’s leadership in ocean energy.

MEC has been instrumental in improving the policy landscape and outlook for the sector through coordinating engagement and communicating clearly to the UK Government, devolved administrations and other key stakeholders with a unified voice.
International Energy Association, 2021

Meet the team

Sue Barr

Chair, Marine Energy Council
Director Marine Energy, Simply Blue Group

Neil Kermode

Vice-Chair, Marine Energy Council
Managing Director, EMEC

Richard Arnold

Policy Director, Marine Energy Council

Meet the board

Dr Martin Edlund

CEO, Minesto AB

Anders Jansson

Head of Business Development, CorPower

John Jenkins

Finance Director, Morlais Energy

Eileen Linklater

External Relationship Manager, EMEC

Gavin McPherson

Head of Policy and Research, Nova Innovation

Andrew Smith

Partner, Green Backers Investment Capital

Tom Hill

Programme Manager, Marine Energy Wales

Oliver Wragg

Commercial Director, Orbital Marine Power

Dr Stephen Wyatt

Research and Disruptive Innovation Director, ORE Catapult