Enel Green Power, part of Enel Group, dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy projects, has become the newest Ocean Energy Europe’s member.
Enel Green Power (EGP) operates around 750 plants in 16 countries in Europe and the American continent with an annual production of 29 billion kW/h from water, sun, wind and geothermal.
EGP, in partnership with DCNS, was selected in 2014 by the Chilean development organisation CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to set up an international centre of excellence on ocean energy.
The 8-year project, will carry out research and development activities on wave and tidal energy technologies along the coast of Chile and will serve as a hub for innovation for ocean energy in Chile and at global level, OEE’s press release reads.
Rémi Gruet, CEO of OEE, said: “We look forward to working with Enel Green Power. Their solid expertise and experience in many renewable energy technologies and projects in Europe and beyond will be hugely valuable to the ocean energy industry and adds to its growing credibility as a future major player in the electricity market.”
Ocean Energy Europe represents the renewable ocean energy sector in Europe, and is based in Brussels.