Sweden –Eco Wave Power announces that its Portuguese subsidiary has received an installation and grid connection permit of 1MW in the form of a Small-Production Unit registration approval. This registration approval is required for the installation and grid connection of a 1MW pilot project at the Barra do Douro breakwater in Porto, Portugal.
The Small-Production Unit Registration approval is the first permit required by EW Portugal to proceed with the actual installation and grid connection of a first 1MW wave energy power station on the ocean side of the Barra do Douro breakwater.
The 1MW project is planned to be the first stage of the 20MW Concession Agreement entered into with APDL Administração dos Portos do Douro in April 2020, for the potential usage of four locations owned and operated by APDL. Upon completion of the installation and grid connection works, EW Portugal will require a final operation certificate from DGEG for the operation of the power station.
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This project is in line with Portugal’s National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030, otherwise known as PNEC 2030, which has set an objective for Portugal to ensure 47% of renewable sources in its gross final energy consumption by 2030.
Portugal has an immense wave energy resource, which, according to estimates by the Government of Portugal, can supply 34GW of power capacity. Eco Wave Power’s project will be a significant milestone in the adoption of wave and ocean energy in Portugal. And will contribute greatly towards the country’s goal under the PNEC 2030 plan, of implementing 70MW of wave power capacity by 2030.