Integration of Marine Wave Energy Converters into Seaports: A Case Study in the Port of Valencia

Cascajo, Raul and Garcia, Emilio and Quiles, Eduardo and Correcher, Antonio and Morant, Francisco (2019). Integration of Marine Wave Energy Converters into Seaports: A Case Study in the Port of Valencia. "Energies", v. 12 (n. 5); https://doi.org/10.3390/en12050787.

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Title: Integration of Marine Wave Energy Converters into Seaports: A Case Study in the Port of Valencia
Author/s:
  • Cascajo, Raul
  • Garcia, Emilio
  • Quiles, Eduardo
  • Correcher, Antonio
  • Morant, Francisco
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Date: 26 February 2019
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: marine renewable energy; wave-energy; energy generation; seaports
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

A feasibility study for the installation of Wave Energy Converters (WEC) in a Spanish Mediterranean port is evaluated in this paper. The final aim is to evaluate the possibility of building a new infrastructure which combines a breakwater and a WEC able to provide energy to the commercial port of Valencia. An estimation of the wave power potential is made according to existing databases from different sources. A review of the existing WEC types is carried out to choose the most suitable technology for its installation in a port environment. The authors discuss the main advantages and issues of the integration of WEC in port breakwaters. A prospective study for the Port of Valencia is made, considering the port energy demand evolution, historical data on wave energy potential and the port expansion plans. We conclude that Overtopping Devices (OTDs) are the most suitable ones to allow the good integration with the new breakwater needed for the expansion of the Port of Valencia and we give an estimation of the power available from the resource in our case study.

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Item ID: 70438
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/70438/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:70438
DOI: 10.3390/en12050787
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/5/787/pdf
Deposited by: Raul/RC Cascajo
Deposited on: 06 May 2022 13:49
Last Modified: 06 May 2022 13:49
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