Oregon proposes approving wave energy project


Oregon environmental regulators proposed approving a plan to build ten wave energy buoys off the Central Oregon coast, near Reedsport.

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Oregon environmental regulators proposed approving a plan to build ten wave energy buoys off the Central Oregon coast, near Reedsport.

The Department of Environmental Quality has concluded that Ocean Power Technologies’ project near Reedsport and Gardiner will comply with Oregon’s water quality standards and not harm ocean life. 

Ocean Power Technologies wants to deploy its first wave energy test buoy 2 1/2 miles off the coast by mid-2012.

The project would cover 30 acres with a maximum output of 1.5 megawatts, enough to power about 1,500 homes.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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