Newport getting marine energy center


The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center plans to build its first utility-scale wave energy test site in the U.S. in Newport.

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The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center plans to build its first utility-scale wave energy test site in the U.S. in Newport.

The federally funded wave energy research center, which is based at Oregon State University, had last year narrowed its search to site what will be called the Pacific Marine Energy Center to Reedsport and Newport.

Newport won out and following permitting and other development work will host wave energy devices at an ocean site about five miles off shore. Undersea cables will transmit power from the devices to the local power grid.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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