Wave power to fulfil Gibraltar’s commitment to renewable energy

Wave power to fulfil Gibraltar’s commitment to renewable energy

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Gibraltar wave powerIsraeli developer Eco Wave Power has completed construction of a 100kW wave powered generator in Gibraltar with testing now underway.

According to the Power Purchase Agreement between EWP, Gibelec and the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change in Gibraltar (led by Honorable Minister Dr. John Cortes) Eco Wave Power will construct a 5MW wave energy power station in two phases.

During the first phase, Eco Wave Power built a 100KW power station on the Ammunition Jetty, and in the second phase the power plant will be expanded to a size of 5MW, which will provide up to 15% of Gibraltar’s electricity needs. This percentage will enable Gibraltar to meet its renewable energy commitments to the EU by 2020.

Eco Wave Power successfully obtained the EU co-funded grant under the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme in support of renewable energy that is meant to ensure that Gibraltar has secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy, while using wiser energy production methods to combat climate change and creating business innovation.

Mr. David leb (Founder and CEO) and Ms. Inna Braverman (Co-Founder) said that: “We are very grateful and excited with the opportunity to build our wave energy power plant in Gibraltar, with the assistance from the EU. Wave energy is a growing industry and the financial contribution made by the EU is very significant and shows positive progress in the right direction”.

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  1. Pity it couldn’t have been built bu a UK company. The greater cost of any construction needs to be analysed, any extra cost, if any, that may occur by using a UK company would assist in the funds needed to run and maintain Gibraltar by all it’s citizens which, of course, includes Gibraltarians.

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