MHK Projects/Evopod E1 1 10 scale grid connected demonstrator

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Project Profile
Project Start Date 1/6/2008

Project City Portaferry, Northern Ireland
Project Country United Kingdom
Project Resource
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Current /Tidal
Project Nearest Body of Water Strangford Narrows
Coordinates 54.3881°, -5.5661°
Project Phase Phase 4
Project Details Installed, generating and putting power into the grid. These scaled trials will continue through 2012.
Project Installed Capacity (MW) 0
Permit/License Buildout (MW) 1
Device Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0 001
Number of Devices Deployed 0

Main Overseeing Organization Oceanflow Development Ltd
Project Technology MHK Technologies/Evopod E1
Project Timeline and Milestones •6/1/2008 Stage 1: Proving the platform and mooring system. E1 was launched and installed onto its pre-laid moorings over one period of slack water and was immediately generating power. The 1.5m diameter unit was heavily instrumented and measured power generation, mooring load and device motion data. The power generated was dumped into 4 internal resistors.
•3/6/2011 Stage 2: Successful power export and grid connection. After going through a system upgrade, the device was reinstalled with the ability to export power to the Queen's University Marine Laboratory. On this day in 2011 the E1 achieved a world first for successfully feeding power from a floating tidal turbine into the grid.
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