Economic factors of Wave Energy Conversion

by Truman P. Price, Public Power Council, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Utilization of Ocean Waves—Wave to Energy Conversion


The paper provides some insights into the institutional setting in which power marketing is conducted (in the United States). It presents some approaches to economic evaluation that might be of help to a developer of wave energy conversion. Subjects covered include power costs, power value, and special considerations.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Electric power | Economic factors | Water waves | Marketing | Energy conversion

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