Floating wind-wave hybrid granted access to PLOCAN test site

Floating Power Plant (FPP) has secured the formal approval to access the PLOCAN test facility in Gran Canaria with its hybrid floating wind and wave energy device.

Floating Power Plant

The company intends to deploy a commercial-scale version of its P80 wind-wave energy platform at PLOCAN.

According to FPP, this approval also secures access to the grid connection and associated energy sale.

The P80 wind-wave energy platform hosts a single wind turbine ranging from 5 MW to 8 MW and integrates a wave energy device with a capacity between 2 MW and 3.6 MW, depending on the wave resource.

Last year, the Denmark-based company signed an agreement with the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to potentially deploy the technology at the test facilities.

It is anticipated that it could be constructed and deployed as early as late 2021.