US Regulations Push Wave-Energy Project to Australia

Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided a $66.5 million grant to help the company build and deploy a planned wave power station.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A company that was planning a wave energy installation off the Oregon coast that could have powered 1,000 homes has said it will instead undertake the project in Australia.


Ocean Power Technologies is suspending the Oregon project because it lacked money to comply with unexpected regulatory requirements, the company said last month in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Pennington, N.J., company also said it's surrendering a preliminary permit it received from the government.

Ocean Power had planned to have 10 buoys about 3 miles off Reedsport, Ore., and would use the motion of waves to generate enough electricity for about 1,000 homes.

Now it's focusing on the coast of Australia, where the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided a $66.5 million grant to help the company build and deploy a planned wave power station.

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