BiMEP is a company that manages two infrastructures, BiMEP Area and Mutriku Area, for research, demonstration and operation of marine energy collectors in real sea conditions.
BiMEP Area, is an infrastructure for testing prototypes of marine energy collectors and auxiliary equipment on the open sea. It is located off the coast at Armintza, (Lemoiz).
Operating since June 2015, BiMEP provides technology developers a site with suitable wave and wind resources for testing the technical and economic viability.
The Mutriku Area is a test site located inside the Mutriku Wave power plant and can host trials of new concepts of air turbine, control strategy and auxiliary equipment for OWC technology devices. The wave energy plant at Mutriku, promoted by EVE, the Basque Energy Agency, was built into the breakwater at the harbour in Mutriku, the plant has a total capacity of 296kW and has been supplying electricity to the grid since 2011.