The development and demonstration of the PTO for a 1MW OWSC device is based on multiple hardware innovations (modular design, twin drive trains, intelligent cylinders, standardized central power unit and novel accumulator arrangement) and software innovations (wave-by-wave damping control, advanced efficiency control, energy storage control, power smoothing and prediction). The project will therefore generate extensive know-how in the area of PTO design and PTO control systems, with the aim to decrease the LCOE of next generation OWSC devices below €150/MWh. The methodologies used in the project (such as wave-by-wave damping control and prediction, standardized power units) will be applicable to many other Wave Energy Converter types and generate new standards (algorithms) for PTO control, thus benefiting the broader ocean energy community.
Jussi Åkerberg, CTO AW-Energy Oy
Patrick J. C. May, PhD/Reader, Lancaster University
Til Kristian, Vrana, PhD/Researcher, SINTEF
Maria Apolonia, MSc/Researcher, WavEC
Christopher Ridgewell, CEO AW-Energy Oy
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