• Connect With Us:
  • Carnegie, Triton complete year-long study of hydrokinetic unit

    PERTH, Australia 5/17/12 (PennWell) -- Australian hydrokinetic power developer Carnegie Wave Energy has completed a year-long study that demonstrates the viability of a commercial ocean power project in Bermuda.

    Carnegie and partner Triton Renewable Energy of Bermuda signed a memorandum of understanding in 2008 to develop the demonstration project, which was deployed off Bermuda's south shore in April 2011.

    The demonstration featured Carnegie's CETO technology. The system uses the vertical motion of waves to drive a pump, which delivers pressurized water to an onshore turbine via a submerged pipeline.

    Carnegie imagines that the Bermuda complex could eventually provide a capacity of as much as 20 MW, which would help ease the island-nation's reliance on imported fuels.

    "Bermuda is a densely populated isolated oceanic island with limited natural resources that can be called upon," says Tim Hasselbring, Triton managing director. "This project promises significant benefits to the community in the form of job creation, significantly increased energy and freshwater security and reduced dependence on imported oil."

    Carnegie recently secured a US$10.3 million grant from the Australian government to fund a similar project near Perth in Western Australia, HydroWorld.com reported earlier this month.

    Hydro Industry Financials

    Most Read Articles

    Recent Comments

    Buyers Guide Companies

    Waveberg Development Ltd

    Wave energy converter under development. Requir...

    Continuing Education

    Professional Development Hours
    To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

    12/01/2013
    Volume 32, Issue 10
    file
    11/01/2013
    Volume 21, Issue 6
    1311hrw-cvr

    Archived Articles

    2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
    Hydro Review Past Issues

    Premium Content AD Promo Space