Carnegie Sets Eyes on Garden Island Microgrid Project
Carnegie Wave Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Australian Government power utility Western Power to deliver a world first renewable energy island microgrid project.
The Garden Island Microgrid Project (GIMG) will consist of the CETO 6 Project currently in progress and the existing reverse osmosis desalination plant currently operating on Garden Island but will add an additional 2MW peak, of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation and sufficient energy storage to allow safe, stable and reliable interaction with the electricity grid.
Carnegie CEO, Dr Michael Ottaviano said: “Carnegie sees great potential to integrate its world leading CETO wave technology into islands as well as fringe of grid applications wherever there is a strong wave resource. Western Australia presents itself as an attractive option to locate wave power projects in coastal communities and avoid building and maintaining long transmission lines.”