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EVE inaugurates world’s first commercial wave power plant in Spain

14 Jul 2011

Electric utility Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE) has started the commercial operation of the 300MW Mutriku wave power located between Bilbao and San Sebastian in Spain.

Voith Hydro will supply the 16 power units for Mutriku which will provide electricity for around 250 households.

The company said that this is the world's first commercial wave power plant.

Voith Hydro CEO Dr. Roland Muench said the rising global demand for green energy is proving to be a strong catalyst for the implementation of innovative forms of renewable energy.

The company said its oscillating water column technology can be deployed in both new and existing breakwater as well as in purpose-built structures for commercial utilization.