Paimpol-Bréhat tidal testing site
Site owner and operator: EDF, with the support of SEENEOH and Bretagne Ocean Power
Location: North-East of the Ile de Bréhat, Côtes d’Armor, North Brittany, France
Paimpol-Bréhat is the largest tidal demonstration site in France, providing ‘open sea’ real testing conditions, having consent and grid connection. It has been used for the last decade to demonstrate several generations of tidal turbines but is now facing challenges for its future development.
Through TIGER, the Paimpol-Bréhat site will have the opportunity to host an extension of HydroQuest 1MW turbine testing program for one year (2020-2021), then to host the testing program of Minesto new Deep Green microgrid device (2022). Meanwhile, TIGER will give EDF and its partners the possibility to consolidate Paimpol-Bréhat as a fully operational testing site open to different type of tidal technologies, with some actions on repair / change of key components, adaptation of existing consent, implementation of more efficient governance between partners.
TIGER will also allow the Paimpol-Bréhat site to host some experimental actions from the academics partners, such as the testing of composite material from Le Havre University.
For further detail on Paimpol-Bréhat testing site, including site characteristics, past testing programs and involved partners, please visit the Bretagne Ocean Power Paimpol-Bréhat website.