Carnegie Wave Energy has finished installing offshore pipeline at its Garden Island site.
The pipes will carry high-pressure water from Carnegie’s wave units to the onshore power station, where the water will be used to drive hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity.
Carnegie’s CETO Wave Energy Technology is different from other wave energy technologies as it operates under water where it is safer from large storms. Buoys are tethered to seabed pump units and move with the motion of the waves to drive the pumps.
ARENA is providing $13.1 million in funding to the Perth Wave Energy Project through the Emerging Renewables Program.