BioPower Systems has announced the completion of the final engineering and design for its 250 kilowatt grid-connected wave energy project.

In 2012, BioPower Systems received $5.6 million from the Australian Government grant, together with a $5 million grant from the Victorian Government, to install the 250 kilowatt full-scale pilot of its bioWAVE technology off the southern coast of Victoria 4 kilometres from Port Fairy.

The bioWave plant is mounted on the sea floor. An array of buoyant floats sways back-and-forth in tune with the waves and the energy contained in this motion is converted to electricity and is delivered to the grid through a cable.