Eco Wave Power Global has achieved a significant milestone by delivering clean electricity from its EWP-EDF One project in the Port of Jaffa to the Israeli national electrical grid. With 100KW of installed capacity and 10 floaters, the wave energy scheme made history in August 2023 as the first in Israel to connect electricity generated from wave power to the national grid.
The Eco Wave Power engineering team is currently engaged in calibrating the automation system of the power plant while conducting tests to assess the durability and operation of the equipment. Notably, during a recent storm with waves reaching up to 3.5 meters, the wave energy system demonstrated resilience, with no damage reported to any of the floater's mechanisms.
In terms of performance, the power station achieved a peak energy output of approximately 32.4KW during initial tests, with a stable average energy output of around 10KW per hour.
Looking ahead, Eco Wave Power is set to launch its next project in the Port of Los Angeles in the United States. The company has completed the civil engineering design for the installation of floaters on the marine structure in collaboration with KPFF, a California-based civil engineering firm. The design has received official approval for safety, and pending final necessary licenses from the Port of Los Angeles and the Army Corps of Engineers, Eco Wave Power plans to proceed with the installation.
Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power, highlighted the strategic importance of the U.S. market, emphasizing the potential of wave energy to supply a significant portion of the country's energy needs. Braverman also noted recent legislation in California, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, directing the California Energy Commission to evaluate the feasibility of wave and tidal energy in the state.
The successful implementation of the EWP-EDF One project in Israel and the upcoming venture in the U.S. represent significant advancements for Eco Wave Power in expanding its footprint in the global wave energy market.