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CX-011389: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Advanced Direct-Drive Generator for Improved Availability of Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Power Generation Systems
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 12/02/2013
Location(s): North Carolina, Texas, Massachusetts
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide federal funding to ABB, Inc. to develop a novel and compact direct-drive electric generator and its system aspects that would enable elimination of hydraulic components in the Power Take-Off of a Marine and Hydrokinetic system with an oscillating wave surge converter. DOE funding would be used for two phases to design, manufacture and test two alternative one kilowatt, 300 revolution-per-minute proof-of-concept machines, a larger 10 kilowatt, 30 revolution-per-minute prototype and eventually, a full-scale, direct-drive electrical generator for integration with a wave energy converter.