A world first project
Wave Swell Energy (WSE) is currently developing a 200 kW wave energy project on King Island, Tasmania, adjacent to the harbour at the township of Grassy.
WSE will work with the island’s energy and network provider Hydro Tasmania, to deliver energy from the project and integrate operations with the existing high penetration renewable network.
Hydro Tasmania will independently meter the energy produced and, therefore, validate the efficacy of the project.
The wave energy produced will complement Hydro Tasmania’s existing high penetration wind and solar grid, diversifying the renewable sources and further reducing diesel consumption on King Island.
Construction of the King Island device is almost complete. The unit is expected to be deployed at Grassy, King Island, in 2020. Unit commissioning will commence in Q1 2021. This is a significant event for WSE’s shareholders and stakeholders.