LCOE Baseline for OE Buoy WEC Device
Capex numbers are in $/kW, Opex numbers in $/kW-yr. Cost Estimates provided herein are based on concept design and basic engineering data and have high levels of uncertainties embedded. This reference economic scenario was done for a very large device version of the Ocean Energy (OE) Buoy technology, which is not presently on OE's technology development pathway but will be considered in future business plan development. The DOE reference site condition is considered a low power-density site, compared with many of the planned initial deployment locations for the OE Buoy. Many of the sites considered for the initial commercial deployment of the OE buoy feature much higher wave power densities and shorter period waves. Both of these characteristics will improve the OE buoy's commercial viability.
DOE Project Number: EE0007173
DOE Project Lead: William McShane
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Submitted Jul 26, 2017
Re Vision Consulting