Wave player thinks big in Grenada

Wave player thinks big in Grenada image


Israeli wave energy player Werpo is arranging talks in Grenada as it plans to develop 100MW in the country.

The company said it will begin negotiations in the private and public sectors and along with its partner in the Caribbean, SeedSowers corporation, has “been in communication with top ranking government personnel”.

Werpo director Shmuel Ovadia said: “Grenada is a perfect location to introduce sea wave energy as a viable and profitable solution for the rising energy needs by implementing our patented technology.”

Nearly 60% of Grenada’s energy sources are based on Diesel and the nation is heavily reliant on imported fuels.

Grenada’s power company Grenlec is trying to realise the government’s agenda to promote renewable energy production but the focus has so far been on wind turbines, while Werpo believes wave energy holds the best solution.

Ovadia added: “Grenada has a total of 121km of coast and a real interest in promoting renewable energies.

“With the focus being on freeing the region from a dependence on foreign fuel, as well as, insuring a renewable energy system is, at once profitable, and sustainable, our sea wave energy system seems the only suitable recourse.”

Werpo is targeting an initial 10MW project which will expand to 100MW under a second phase.

The company’s technology (pictured) is based on harnessing the rise and fall of sea waves to yield hydraulic pressure that produces electricity.


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