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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Message Board

  • georgepiggytaylor georgepiggytaylor Dec 13, 2012 12:58 AM Flag

    If you believe THIS! then I've got a nice harbour bridge to sell you as well.



    Ocean Power Technologies (Australasia) Pty Ltd is seeking to develop a wave power station off the coast of Victoria near the city of Portland. The plant is expected to be built in three phases, with a total capacity of 19 megawatts. The Federal Government of Australia has awarded the project an AU $66.46 million grant under its REDP program to encourage new renewable energy technologies. Using the Australian supply chain, it is expected that a significant number of jobs will be created associated with fabrication, deployment, and maintenance operations over the life of the power station.


    The 19 megawatts project will be sufficient to fulfill the energy needs of approximately 10,000 homes. Working with suppliers in Australia, OPT Australasia will build the wave power station to provide clean, renewable wave energy to a grid which currently relies heavily on fossil fuel generated power.

    The project may also be scaled up to 100 megawatts, benefiting from permitting and infrastructure achieved in connection with the 19 megawatts project.


    Portland, Victoria, Australia
    Permitting and consent applications in process; balance of financing for project being sought
    Total Generating Capacity:
    19 megawatts (scalable up to 100 megawatts)


    Buoy Specification:
    PB150 and PB500
    Grid connected
    Major Components:
    45 PowerBuoys
    5 Undersea Substation Pods and sub-marine power cable to land-based substation
    Estimated Annual Generation:
    75,000 megawatt hours
    Renewable Energy Certificates:
    75,000 /year
    Estimated CO2 Savings:
    37,000 tons/year


    Victorian Wave Partners
    Expected Power Purchasers: Wang King P/L
    To be determined

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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