Welcome to the Homepage of the European OWC Wave Power Plant on the Island of Pico/Azores.
This webpage is the outcome of the program of repair works carried out on the OWC pilot plant, co-ordinated by Wave Energy Centre (WavEC) in Portugal, with national funding under a Portuguese scheme for scientific pilot projects (PRIME/DEMTEC).
Once finished this project, the WavEC continued the monitoring programme with its own funding.
Significant improvement has been achieved since 2009 resulting in autonomous operation by the end of 2010.
MARINET – Free access to Europe’s marine energy R&D facilities Third Call for Applications WavEC – Offshore Renewables, partner of the Marinet project, is pleased to announce the opening of the third call offering free-of-charge access to Europe’s leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D.