The company behind a wave power project planned for the Portland coast will do more community consultation during the next 12 months.
Ocean Power Technology wants to build a 19 megawatt wave power plant near Portland in three stages.
It would generate enough electricity to power 7,000 homes.
The company’s Australasian director, Gilbert George, says it will spend more time talking to local community groups during the coming year.
“We have held discussions with the fishermen in the area in the past and received their support, although we don’t have any infrastructure on land we do have a cable crossing, we do have an easement for that already,” he said.
“Nevertheless, we would communicate and discuss our project with groups such as the Point Danger Conservation Committee and local Indigenous groups.”