On Wednesday, May 7, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Program will hold an informational webinar on the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations regarding the recent announcement of funding opportunities at Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site.
The Energy Department-supported demonstrations at the U.S. Navy’s wave energy test site off Hawaii’s island of Oahu will help develop reliable wave energy options and collect important performance and cost data for wave energy conversion (WEC) devices.
The Energy Department plans to test two WEC devices at depths of 60 and 80 meters at the open-water site offshore from Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. These projects will enable the Energy Department to evaluate technology performance, reliability and cost of energy to achieve cost-competitive wave energy deployments in the future.
Press release, April 30, 2014