4 August '10
2:50 PM UTC
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  Tidal & Wave

Ocean Power Technologies Gets Closer to Utility-Scale Wave Power in America

Ocean Power Technologies PowerBuoy: Coming soon to Oregon

Ocean Power Technologies is a step closer today to building the country’s first utility-scale wave power project in Oregon.

The Pennington, N.J.,-based company announced that it had signed a settlement agreement with 11 federal and state agencies and three non-governmental stakeholders regarding the development of a 1.5-megawatt wave energy station at Reedsport, Oregon. The station will use ten Ocean Power Technologies’ PB150 PowerBuoys, which are currently under construction at Oregon Iron Works. The company’s stock (NASDAQ:OPTT) was up 3.2 percent to $5.48 at 3 p.m. EST. Read More »

18 January '10
9:32 AM UTC
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  Tidal & Wave

Ocean Power Technology CEO Resigns

The PowerBuoy

In a surprising development, Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has announced that CEO Mark Draper is leaving the company  less than a year after taking the top position from company founder Dr. George Taylor, citing personal reasons.  AIM-listed OPT, which has developed the PowerBuoys generator, a water buoy that capture waves to generate electricity, has appointed Chief Financial Officer Charles Dunleavy to replace him. Read More »