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Islands future laboratories for wave energy

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Future of islands as laboratories for wave energy research - the case of Plocan in Spain

Future of islands as laboratories for wave energy research - the case of Plocan in Spain

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  • 1. European Islands, test and demonstration sites frontline for marine energies. PLOCAN contributionFuerteventura, 2 Marzo de 2012. José Joaquín Hernández Brito
  • 2. Test siteUnderwater Vehicles Innovation PLOCAN Training Observatory
  • 3. Observatory
  • 4. Underwater vehicles
  • 5. Test site
  • 6. Innovation
  • 7. Training
  • 8. Offsshore wind energy in shallow water Operational and commercial
  • 9. Offsshore wind energy in shallow water Operational and commercial
  • 10. China: 30 GWoffshore 2020
  • 11. Wave energy Eólica flotante en aguas profundas y oleaje 2020
  • 12. Employment
  • 13. 5 GW9 GW
  • 14. "We are extremely well placed to lead the world in wave and tidaltechnologies, which could potentially bring significant benefits inmanufacturing and jobs, as well an abundant supply of reliable low-carbon electricity."
  • 15. half of the continent’s population lives less than 50 km away from the cost…The annual offshore wind capacity will increase steadily from 1.1 GW in 2011 to 6.5GW in 2020, an average net increase of 21.5% per year
  • 16. Reunión Island, Energyshelf-sufficient from 2030
  • 17. Wave energy converters and offshore floating platforms 2020
  • 18. 27 / 70
  • 19. 29 / 70
  • 20. Test site for ocean energy converters 1000 NLocation: East ofGran CanariaSurface: 40 km2 ≤ 30 mDistance from thecoast: 1-12km 32 – 40 mDepth: 30-1000m 42 m 500 ≥ 44 m
  • 21. Test site for ocean energy converters Ocean energy converters and associated components  Competitive advantages: • Appropriate waves and wind • Offshore wind and wave energy • Port infrastructure and logistics converters • Operation during most of the year • Structural components • Connectivity to the grid • Mooring systems • Wide range of bathymetries • Clean energy vectors • R&D infrastructures and services • Costs and business opportunities Integral Project Management • Environmental data (observatory) • Local market for electricity • Rise R&D funding • Weather conditions • Administrative permits, certifications • Environmental protection guarantee • Link with other providers of services • Transportation, customs
  • 22. Canarias: Wind Energy Annual average wind power density – height: 80 mMesomapMeso Inc.
  • 23. Canarias: Wind Energy
  • 24. Canarias: Wave EnergyAverage Annual Power(kW/m)Source: Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDEA) Universidad de Cantabria http://www.ihcantabria.com/enola/
  • 25. Canarias: Wave Energy
  • 26. WELCOME ProjectPrototype- Scale 1:5 CEIB ANORTEC PIPO PLOCAN APC-PISYS SYSTEMS- Maximum power: 70 kW -Full scale: 1,6 MW / buoy Surface buoy3 principles of working- free surface movement (surface buoy) Variable volumen buoy- underwater pressure (variable volumen buoy)- overtopping (not implemented yet) Machinery buoy http://www.piposystems.com/ anchor
  • 27. WELCOME Project
  • 28. INNPACTO Wave Energy coverter 2 technological applications APC-PISYS  Autonomous device  Monitoring and surveillance  Prototype (5 KW)  Energy Buoy (200 KW) LíderOtros participantes
  • 29. UNDIGEN PROJECT : Wave Energy ConverterLinear Switched Reluctance Generator
  • 30. Modular Multi-use Deep Water Offshore PlatformHarnessing and Servicing Mediterranean, Subtropical andTropical Marine and Maritime Resources.Contract 288192
  • 31. Proyectos concretosModular Multi-use Deep Water Offshore Platform Harnessing andServicing Mediterranean, Subtropical and Tropical Marine andMaritime Resources. 7M€ Contract288192
  • 32. Multi-useoceanic PlatformHybrids, synergies
  • 33. Projects Building the future H2ocean
  • 34. The Atlantic Forum
  • 35.  New Business opportunities Benefits Cost reductions Efficiency  Security: Energy, food, etc. Local Industry  Growth of aquaculture industry Educational opportunities  New green technologies Employment  Low carbon economy Synergies  Strengthen role of European maritime sector Environmental benefits  Support the Europe 2020 European Strategy for strategy Marine and Maritime Research  Tourism  Eco-friendly
  • 36. Thank you ! Plocan Team atwww.plocan.eu joaquin@brito.com