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Perth wave energy project switched on

Carnegie's Perth Wave Energy Project has officially been switched on at a ceremony involving Industry Mininster Ian Macfarlance today. Following successful testing last year, the project is now up and running, feeding renewable energy into HMAS Stirling, Australia’s largest naval base. Australian Renewable Energy Agency chief executive Ivor Frischknecht, who was at the openging, said the occasion marked an important point in the history of wave energy and is the culmination close to a decade of work. ARENA is providing $13 million funding support towards the $32 million Perth Wave Energy project. “This is the first array of wave power generators to be connected to an electricity grid in Australia and worldwide,” Mr Frischknecht said.

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