Annual Report 2016
Country Reports


José Luis Villate TECNALIA, in collaboration with APPA-Marina

2016 has seen the first floating wave energy device connected to the grid in Spain. The so called MARMOK-A-5 device, developed by OCEANTEC, was deployed in October at BiMEP and grid connected, delivering the first kWh in December.

The technology development has been supported by EVE (the Basque Energy Agency) under a Pre-commercial Procurement Contract and the testing activities at BiMEP are also part of the European project OPERA, led by TECNALIA. Another milestone in 2016 has been the installation of an offshore platform at PLOCAN, which together with the electrical infrastructure expected in early 2017 will allow PLOCAN to be fully operational during the first semester of 2017.