09/10/2008: IBERDROLA RENOVABLES opens the wave energy plant at Santoña (Cantabria)
-The installation, located four kilometres from the coast at Santoña, has no visual impact and its first phase consists of a 40kW buoy
-The opening ceremony was attended by the Environment Secretary of the Cantabria Regional Government, Francisco Martín; the Secretary for Industry and Technological Development, Javier Del Olmo; the Mayor of Santoña, Puerto Gallego and IBERDROLA RENEWABLES Director for Spain, Víctor M. Rodríguez, among other personalities
-The installation, the first of its kind to be installed in Europe, should be able to cover the annual electricity consumption of some 2,500 homes
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES has opened the first buoy of the pilot wave power plant at Santoña (Cantabria), which became the first of its kind in operation in Europe.
The opening ceremony, held today in the Cantabrian town, was attended by the Environment Secretary of the Cantabria Regional Government, Francisco Martín; the Secretary for Industry and Technological Development, Javierl Del Olmo; the Mayor of Santoña, Puerto Gallego the Deputy Director General of the SODERCAN Group, Francisco Royano, and the Director for Renewable Energies of the IDAE, Jaume Margarit, among other personalities.
For IBERDROLA RENOVABLES, the Director of the Company in Spain, Víctor M. Rodríguez, and the head of Business Development in Spain and President of IBERDROLA Energías Marinas de Cantabria, Javier García, were in attendance. (more…)
Wave energy prototype test successful, OSU says
Tuesday October 14, 2:18 pm ET
Oregon State University researchers say wave energy prototype test successful
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University researchers say a test of the newest prototype of a wave energy buoy succeeded. (more…)
Wave energy regulatory war brews
By Susan Chambers, Staff Writer
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Two federal agencies battle for jurisdiction over ocean projects
COOS BAY — There’s a renewed fight brewing over wave energy, but it’s not between the fishing industry and developers.
This time, it’s between two federal agencies. (more…)