Identifying compatible locations for wave energy exploration with different wave energy devices in Madeira Islands

Sara Ramos, Hugo Diaz, G. Lavidas, Carlos Guedes Soares

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Abstract

This paper aims to assess the techno-economic suitability of different marine areas for the
nearshore and offshore wave energy exploration in the Madeira Islands, while avoiding conflict with any technical,
environmental, legal or other use restriction. A wave energy device is also
evaluated, which could constitute the best energetic performance in such specific sea states. The compatibility evaluation of different wave energy conversion technologies is made through the computation of a novel index over the area of study. The location suitability assessment is made in a GIS environment by discarding different locations from the masking process. Later, a multicriteria decision making methodology is carried out over the available areas. The results aim to provide stakeholders and decision-makers with meaningful information on the most suitable locations and wave converters for the potential deployment of a wave energy exploration facility in the Madeira Islands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Renewable Energies Offshore Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal)
EditorsGuedes Soares Carlos
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-68131-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore - http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/renew2020/, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Oct 202015 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
Abbreviated titleRENEW 2020
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/10/2015/10/20

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