Tidal Energy Project
BUKA PASSAGE, BOUGAINVILLE, PNG
SUPPORTING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES
The Buka Passage contains enormous tidal energy potential. Preliminary estimates are that at any one time up to 35 million tonnes of water is flowing rapidly through the passage between Buka and Bougainville Islands, both part of PNG.
MAKO Tidal Turbines, with its partners, look to tap into this huge potential energy source.
A two-year Cooperation Agreement was signed in November 2017 to:
implement a tidal demonstration project and
deliver a business plan for completion of a city-scale electricity grid incorporating tidal-generated electricity.