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Carnegie steps up Oz wave

Developer to start consultation on Albany project

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Carnegie Clean Energy is to step up development of the 20MW Albany wave project in Western Australia following the election of Labor in state polls.

The wave developer is to kick off further consultation with the local community, industry and other stakeholders in a bid to win environmental, planning consent and grid connection approvals.

The Labor party pledged to invest A$19.5m in the project should it be elected on 11 March.

Carnegie wants to build an initial 1MW unit followed by a 20MW wave array off the Western Australia coast.

Carnegie director Michael Ottaviano said: “We’re delighted to be working with the newly elected government of Western Australia to deliver on the potential of wave energy at Albany.”

“The Government’s $19.5million commitment is a strong step towards this,” he added.

In a related development, Carnegie said it is in discussions with the government of South Australia regarding the provision of utility scale battery storage in the state grid.

Image: Ceto wave device (Carnegie)

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