Perth-based tidal energy developer Protean Wave Energy continues to expand its trial in the waters off Bunbury, announcing that it will install an additional two devices in its demonstration array
Satisfied by data from an independent review of the first Protean wave energy converter installed in May, Protean will proceed with initial plans to install three devices by the end of the third quarter.
The first device was installed in May.
Protean has appointed EcoFin Solutions to evaluate the actual compressed air power production from the demonstration wave farm versus the expected output.
The study will inform a pre-feasibility assessment targeting Protean’s first commercial wave farm, which is planned for the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
The announcement comes as a gas industry veteran, Stephen Rogers joined Protean as managing director.
Rogers was formerly a senior vice president at Woodside.