Gallery: California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power


We’ve been following (and fascinated by) developments in wave power technology, from Portugal’s wave farm to Finavera’s AquaBuoy 2.0. And now we are thrilled to announce that San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) has entered into a long-term commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement (PPA) to use this innovative technology. PG&E is the first US utility company to commit to wave power and expects to start delivering wave-powered electricity into the grid by 2010!

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  1. Sean January 22, 2008 at 8:47 pm


    You’re stupid.

  2. Stefan January 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Cool post. We have added it to our weekly green blog round-up at

  3. kent beuchert January 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Sorry, but wave machines like this are already non-competitive, even with solar thermal power 1000 miles away. Produce something that’s dispatchable (ala Sedog wave machines) and you might have something .
    This is pathetic.

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