Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has announced that it is progressing discussions with the Western Australian Water Corporation for up to 2 MW of renewable energy supply for the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant.
“The Water Corporation is open to either a short-term or long-term electricity supply arrangement subject to the parties agreeing satisfactory commercial terms,” Carnegie Wave Energy said.
The Water Corporation announced in August 2011 that the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) would purchase renewable energy from the Greenough River Solar Farm and the Mumbida Wind Farm. These existing supply arrangements include a provision to accommodate the supply of electricity by Carnegie to the SSDP.
Carnegie has previously announced alternative power off-take options for its Perth Wave Energy Project, including with the Australian Defence Department.
“A decision on the final power supply arrangements for the Perth Wave Energy Project is expected shortly,” the company said.
Image caption: An artist’s impression of how Carnegie Wave Energy Limited’s CETO wave energy technology could be deployed at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant in Western Australia.