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Marine Smart Grid

The main function of the electrical and communications infrastructure is to feed the electrical power generated on the test bed into the distribution network and to transmit data in real time to be processed and analysed in an on-shore control centre. The PLOCAN Smart Grid provides support for experimenting and testing new technologies that use marine energy resources to generate electricity and for connecting technologies for observation and increasing depths.

The infrastructure consists of a sea-to-shore electricity grid and data network installed in the Test Site of PLOCAN, which is an area of maritime-terrestrial public domain.

The system comprises two clearly distinguishable elements:

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Marine electricity system

The infrastructure includes an underwater cable, connectors and auxiliary electrical equipment from the area of the PLOCAN reserve at sea to the sectioning and protection centre located on the coast, which allows alectrical pretection between the 13.2Kv sub-station and the devices connected at sea.
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Terrestrial electricity system

The “Electricity grid to provide support for experimenting and testing new technologies that use marine energy resources to generate electricity and to connect technologies for observation at increasing depths (REDSUB)” Project is funded through a grant of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (FEDER, 85%) and by the call for grants to Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) of the State Subprogram of ICTS, within the framework of the State Development Program of the Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence of the State Plan for Scientific and Tecnical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 (Spanish Government, 15%).

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Offshore Platform

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Offshore Platform