CURRENT PROJECTS

 

LEAP Autonomous PowerBuoy, New Jersey

 

Coos Bay, Oregon

 

Reedsport, Oregon

 

Santoña, Spain

 

Cornwall, England

Portland, Victoria, Australia

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

Scotland

 

Oahu, Hawaii

 

Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

 

Portland, Victoria, Australia


PROJECT OVERVIEW

 

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.

 



Portland, Victoria project site.


PROJECT OBJECTIVE


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.

 

 

PROJECT DETAILS

 

Location:

Portland, Victoria, Australia

Status:

Permitting and consent applications in process; balance of financing for project being sought

Total Generating Capacity:

19 megawatts (scalable up to 100 megawatts)

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Buoy Specification:

PB150 and PB500

Application:

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

 

PROJECT PARTNERS

 

Owner:

Victorian Wave Partners

Expected Power Purchasers:

To be determined