This document presents the power curve calculated for DEEP-Gen IV, a horizontal axis tidal energy converter (TEC). The test procedure is conducted as part of the Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal (ReDAPT) project during the TEC’s deployment in the fourth quarter of 2013 at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at the Fall of Warness.
DEEP-Gen IV is a commercial scale turbine not designed for production. Rather, it is used to prove the concept and technology whilst acting as a development stage for the next generation of Alstom Ocean Energy turbines. This document is intended to show the measured power curve and validate the predicted power curve produced using Tidal Bladed. This software can then be used to produce power curves for the next generation of turbines.
This document has been produced in line with the recommendations laid out in the IEC 62600-200 Standards (IEC, 2013).