Carnegie New South Wales License Award

09 August 2010

Renewable Energy Holdings plc
(“REH” or the “Company”)
Re: Carnegie New South Wales License Award
Please find below an announcement released on 9 August 2010 by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, in which REH holds 232,600,000 fully paid ordinary shares:
“New South Wales License Award
  • Carnegie awarded Wave Energy License off Eden, NSW
  • Provides a pathway to secure a commercial project lease
  • Adds to Carnegie’s wave project pipeline
Australian Wave Energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (ASX:CWE) is pleased to announce it has been granted a wave energy license from the Government of New South Wales for a potential wave energy project site south of Sydney, off Eden, in New South Wales.
The license was awarded today by the New South Wales Minister for Lands, the Honorable Tony Kelly MLC, under section 34 of the Crown Lands Act 1989, and allows Carnegie to further explore the potential for wave energy off Eden with a view to developing a commercial-scale wave energy project in NSW. Carnegie will continue to work closely with the NSW Government as it progresses its site investigations.
Carnegie Wave Energy’s Managing Director, Dr Michael Ottaviano, said,
“The award of this license allows us to further progress site investigation studies at Eden to assess the potential for a commercial-scale wave energy project. Combined with our existing licenses in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria, and our international interests with EDF EN, this further bolsters Carnegie’s project pipeline.”
The three year license allows Carnegie to establish the viability of the resource and identify the best specific site for a wave power project. It also provides a pathway to secure a commercial project lease subject to completion of required approvals and permits. Eden was selected after consideration of a number of NSW sites and provides an ideal future entry point for Carnegie into the NSW renewable energy market.
About CETO
The CETO system distinguishes itself from other wave energy devices by operating out of sight and being anchored to the ocean floor. An array of submerged buoys is tethered to seabed pump units. The buoys move in harmony with the motion of the passing waves, driving the pumps which in turn pressurise water that is delivered ashore via a pipeline.
High-pressure water is used to drive hydroelectric turbines, generating zero-emission electricity. The high-pressure water can also be used to supply a reverse osmosis desalination plant, replacing greenhouse gas emitting electrically driven pumps usually required for such plants.
CETO Technology characteristics include:
  • CETO converts wave energy into zero-emission electricity and desalinated water
  • CETO is environmentally friendly, has no visual impact and attracts marine life
  • CETO is fully submerged in deep water away from popular surf breaks”