Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wave plant tipped to be renewable energy drawcard
Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Glenelg Shire Mayor, Geoff White, says a new wave-power generator in the region will help attract more renewable energy projects. Victorian Wave Partners will build a 19 MW wave power plant near Portland. The Federal Government will provide more than $66 million to help set up the project, which it is said will be the first of its kind in Australia. Councillor White says the project confirms south-west Victoria is the state's renewable energy hub. "We've got those gas-fired power plants that are being developed at Orford on one hand and Mortlake on the other, and there is a proliferation of wind farms in our region," he said. "We've also got Hot Rock at Koroit, exploring the geothermal opportunities, and now to add to that we've got this wave power initiative."