Wave Swell Energy’s (WSE) 200 kW demonstration of its unique wave energy technology, the UniWave200 device, was successfully deployed early on the morning of January 10, 2021, at Grassy Harbour on King Island.
The unit is now sitting on the seabed in its planned location, approximately 100 metres from shore in 5.75 metres of water depth.
The commissioning phase will take place over the coming weeks, with the device expected to be connected to Hydro Tasmania’s hybrid grid during Q1, 2021. Once operating and providing electricity, King Island will be the first remote island grid in the world to be powered by three separate renewables – waves, wind, and solar.
The King Island project is expected to validate the many world leading aspects of the WSE technology, including its efficiency, survivability, and accessibility.