The UK's Euro-seas Engineering Services & Testing Ltd. (EEST) said it is building a large scale facility for evaluating and commercializing wave-powered electricity generation systems. The centre is based within the Port of Blyth on England's Northeast coast, adjacent to the UK's first, recently commissioned, offshore wind farm.
The ISO New England said the region should not expect rolling blackouts this summer because generation and transmission facilities are sufficient to meet forecast demand. Demand is forecast to peak at 23,650 Mw breaking a record set in 1999, and installed capacity will be 28,100 Mw resulting in an 18.8% reserve margin, said Stephen Whitley, operations vice-president of the ISO.
One possibility for reducing the buildup of gases in the atmosphere that can cause global warming may be to create algae ponds that can soak up the carbon dioxide released from power plants.
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. today announced with Australia's largest independent energy group, Woodside Petroleum Ltd., that Woodside has purchased a five percent stake in the U.S.-based wave power generation company, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.