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April 03, 2002

BC Hydro Announces Second Agreement for Ocean Wave Energy

C Hydro, the electric utility for British Columbia, Canada, announced last month that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ocean Power Delivery Ltd. to contribute to a 3- to 4-megawatt ocean wave energy demonstration project on Vancouver Island. Ocean Power Delivery, based in the United Kingdom, uses a floating offshore device that consists of several sections connected together through hinged joints. As a wave passes, it causes the sections to swivel on their hinges, activating hydraulic pumps that drive electric generators. See the BC Hydro press release.

BC Hydro announced in February that Energetech Australia Pty Ltd. would also contribute to the wave energy demonstration project. See the March 6th edition of EREN Network News.