Is there any environmental impact?

No. The pWEC technology is designed to actually enhance the marine environment by allowing the formation of an artificial reef on the ocean floor. Marine life quickly adapt to the presence of the pWEC allowing for the growth of marine colonies. Unlike turbines which can be very destructive for any ocean life in the near vicinity, the pWEC has few …

Is the buoy fixed to the ocean floor?

Yes. The buoy is tethered in place by multiple fixed anchors which allows the buoy a degree of movement depending on the wave and environmental conditions. This unique design prevents damage to the ocean floor and any marine life in the surrounding area.

AOE Joins with The University of Victoria and The West Coast Wave Initiative

From left: Bryson Robertson, Jim Matei, and Helen Bailey at West Coast Wave Initiative Centre at UVic. This article originally appeared in West Shore Voice News March 18, 2016 (WSV Vol. 1 No. 20) SAT MARCH 19 ~ VICTORIA: AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy of Sooke, BC is pleased to announce the joining with the University of Victoria and the West …