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European wave energy pilot plant on the island of Pico, Azores, Portugal

The project concerned the design andpartial construction of a wave energypower plant of the oscillating watercolumn type on the Portuguese islandof Pico, Azores. By the end of the sec-ondrelated project the finished powerplant will contribute to the local powergrid of the island of Pico, and simulta-neouslyserve as a permanent test bedfor new wave energy technologies andequipment. The data collected on theoperational performance of the plantwill then allow the overall design meth-odology,the structural design of thechamber, the design and adequacy ofthe various items of equipment, andmethods for predicting energy produc-tion,to be validated.

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Instituto Superior Técnico
Avenida Rovisco Pais
1096 Lisbon
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