Mutriku Wave Power Plant

Mutriku Wave Power Plant is the first wave plant in Europe that markets the energy it generates

This wave power plant was inaugurated in July 2011 and it is the first wave plant in Europe to sell the energy it generates. 

It has 16 pneumatic turbines that generate 296 KW of power. The turbines operate using “oscillating water column” technology, based on the creation of air flow from the changing level of water inside a chamber due to the movement of the waves.

The municipal government of Mutriku and EVE (Basque Energy Organization) offer guided tours around the plant in order to raise public awareness of this technology. (Link for visitors)

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