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Wave energy test facility reaches pre-construction milestone

The Pacific Marine Energy Center South Energy Test Site, first announced in December, reached an important pre-construction milestone this week with the success completion of negotiations between Oregon State University and the federal Water Power Technologies Office.
Wave energy test facility reaches pre-construction milestone

The test site, which will be located off the coast of Newport, Oregon, is currently slated to begin operations in the summer of 2020.

The university's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center is developing the site to provide wave energy converter developers an economical way of doing pre-market testing.

Once operational, the site will accommodate up to 20 wave energy converters in four test berths at one time, while supplying up to 20 MW of electricity to the grid, the university said.

For additional information:

Oregon State University

Water Power Technologies Office

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