European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Wave energy in the Basque Country

EVE launched in February 2016 the OPERA project (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Costs). Within its framework, open-sea operating data from on offshore trial will be gathered, analyzed and shared, to validate and de-risk several industrial innovations for wave energy, taking them from a laboratory environment to a marine environment, opening the way to long term cost-reduction of over 50% .

With an infrastructure [Bimep] situated 15 km from Bilbao, located off the coast of Bizkaia, the Region takes advantage of the main energy resources available: wind and waves. The project focuses on 4 technological innovations: bi-radial turbine, advanced control systems, shared mooring system configuration, elastomeric mooring tether.

Learn more about the project and its results! Go to the project website

Take a look at the interesting videos EVE made: