Vancouver Island, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Pacific Coastal Wave Energy Corporation has been granted an Investigative Permit by British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Lands to conduct a wave energy investigation over an area of approximately 475 hectares within the Clayoquot District, off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the CETO Development Company Limited, REH’s joint venture company with EDF Energies Nouvelles, Pacific Coastal has been granted a two year permit. The deal enables data to be collected in order to determine the best potential site for the deployment of a CETO wave energy installation, taking into account surface wave and bathymetry characteristics.
“We can now begin the work required to identify the best site for our CETO wave energy technology, while final testing of CETO is concluded in Perth, Australia. This means that no time will be wasted in the subsequent deployment of a commercial CETO plant in West Vancouver Island. This area of the Pacific coast-line is a huge resource for wave energy and we are confident that this plant of approximately 10 MW will be the first of many in the region,” said Mike Proffitt, CEO of REH.