A world first project
WSE has deployed its 200kW wave energy project on King Island, Tasmania, adjacent to the harbour at the township of Grassy.
The unit was installed at Grassy, King Island, on January 10, 2021. It has since been commissioned, exporting its first power into the King Island grid on June 17, 2021. This is a significant event for WSE’s shareholders and stakeholders.
WSE has worked with Hydro Tasmania, the island’s energy and network provider, to connect the unit to the local grid, and is now delivering energy from the project into the existing network. Hydro Tasmania will separately meter the energy produced by the unit, thereby providing independent evidence of the efficacy of the project.
The wave energy produced will complement Hydro Tasmania’s existing hybrid grid, further diversifying the renewable sources and reducing diesel consumption on King Island.