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20 March 2019 Environment, Technology

Oregon State University is set to develop a monitoring system for offshore wind turbines under the recently announced USD 2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The university will design, manufacture and test an autonomous monitoring system for the detection of bird and bat collisions with offshore wind turbines. The system is […]

8 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

Principle Power has withdrawn its lease request for a site approximately 25 kilometres west of Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay, where the company had planned to set up its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. The project was proposed by Principle Power in May 2013 and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave its approval in early 2014. […]

7 July 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The US state of Oregon's gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by USD 9.9 billion through a cumulative installation of 5,500 megawatts (MW) of floating wind capacity between 2020 and 2050, according to a report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) commissioned NREL to analyze two hypothetical, large-scale deployment […]

27 August 2015 Authorities

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has formed the WindFloat Pacific Offshore Wind Advisory Committee in order to identify smart solutions for Oregon's economy through the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry. With a $46.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate the potential of offshore wind energy resources in the United States, Principle Power […]

10 July 2015

THETIS MRE has become a partner of Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) in the United States. The 10th Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference hosted by Oregon Wave Energy Trust takes place July 14-17, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The OWET conference will be co-located this year with HydroVision International, the largest […]

14 May 2015

Matt Sanders has been promoted to Program Director of Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET). As Program Director, Sanders is responsible for the development and execution of OWET’s strategic initiatives designed to reduce barriers to entry and support the responsible development of marine renewable energy projects in Oregon. He is also the designated Project Manager for […]

6 May 2015 R&D, Technology

Blake Boren, a PhD student from Oregon State University’s Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), advised by Dr. Belinda Batten (NNMREC Director), has begun testing his‪ wave energy converter prototype at the O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (HWRL) in coordination with Pedro Lomónaco (HWRL Director).   According to NNMREC, the device is a vertical axis pendulum based wave energy […]

31 December 2014 Business & Finance

A new report released by Cascade Policy Institute concludes that the public-private partnership Oregon Wave Energy Trust has failed to achieve a return on public investment. The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership established by the Oregon State Legislature that works to “responsibly develop ocean energy by connecting stakeholders, supporting research […]

8 September 2014 R&D, Technology

Oregon-based M3 Wave launched an innovative wave energy device on Thursday, Breaking Energy news site reports. The device was deployed on the seabed off the coast from Camp Rilea, an Oregon National Guard training center, and is scheduled to remain there for two weeks. The innovative part is that this wave energy generator sits on […]

20 June 2014 Authorities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has taken an important step toward issuing a research lease for a facility to test utility-scale wave energy devices in federal waters off Oregon. The non-competitive lease would be for the offshore area where the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University (Center) would site […]

29 May 2014 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts of a proposed wind energy demonstration project off the coast of […]

2 April 2014 Business & Finance

A wave energy park proposed to be developed off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon, has been cancelled due to financial issues. Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) agreed in principle on March 28, 2014 to proceed with a termination by mutual agreement of the company's contract with the DOE covering […]

24 March 2014 Authorities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing whether there is competitive interest in wave energy research or development in an area of federal waters offshore Oregon where the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University (NNMREC-OSU) proposes to site a hydrokinetic energy facility to test utility-scale wave energy devices. BOEM […]

12 March 2014 Authorities, Technology

The U.S. State of Oregon is on a path to put a wave energy bill into legislation. Namely, Deborah Boone, a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, is working on further development of marine renewable energy in the state. Boone has sponsored a renewable energy bill (House Bill 4042), which would allow marine […]

11 June 2013

The future of clean, renewable ocean wave energy will be discussed in depth at the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, held in Astoria, Oregon this year. This is the eighth annual ocean energy conference presented by the Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), which has been held in Coos Bay, Seaside and Portland, Oregon in previous years. […]

10 June 2013 Business & Finance

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT), a leading wave energy technology company, has announced that it has engaged consultant Kevin Watkins to serve as its Pacific Northwest Representative. OPT is planning for deployment of a Mark 3 PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion system off the coast of Oregon, and Mr. Watkins will provide support to this process […]

28 March 2013 Authorities

The wave energy project off the Oregon coast could see delays, reported the Associated Press. Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) planned to install a test buoy in 2013, but due to a new regulatory impediment they will not be able to attain this objective. CEO of the company, Chuck Dunleavy said: "This process could require significant […]

19 February 2013 Technology

In October 2012, Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) released the results of a survey conducted by DHM Research, which showed strong support of ocean energy, with 78 percent of those surveyed in favor of its development. Nine out of ten of the survey participants cited wave energy being a new source of renewable energy as […]

28 January 2013 Authorities

The State of Oregon has adopted a new Territorial Sea Plan (Part 5) that includes policies and maps governing how and under what conditions ocean renewable energy will be allowed to develop in state waters. On Thursday, January 24th, after a full day of comments and discussion, the Land Conservation and Development Commission voted to […]

21 January 2013 Authorities

An amendment to the original draft of part five of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan adopted in 2009, related to development of wave energy, is to be voted on by the Land Conservation and Development Commission at its meeting on January 24 in Salem. A moratorium on permits for wave energy facilities in Oregon's territorial […]

19 December 2012 R&D

Mapping the wind patterns off the Oregon coast is just one part of the innovative work that scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be performing in a new demonstration project just announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of the U.S. government's "all of the above" strategy to develop more secure, […]

9 November 2012 Authorities

The process for development of wave, tidal and wind power off the Oregon coast continues through updating the state’s Territorial Sea Plan and holding public forums, with the last one held in Astoria on November 7. The state’s public forums have shown the concerns on preserving the natural beauty of the coast, which many people […]

5 November 2012 Authorities

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation(ODLC) is planning an amendment to the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan, which will include specification of areas for development of marine renewable energy. So far, the proposed sites include offshore areas of Langlois, Gold Beach, Lakeside, Reedsport, Waldport, Newport and Pacific City. Several more will be selected before voting on […]

2 October 2012 R&D

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the responsible development of ocean energy in Oregon, has released the results of a survey conducted by DHM Research that assessed Oregon coastal residents’ perceptions of ocean wave energy. The study showed strong support of ocean energy, with 78 percent of those surveyed […]

27 September 2012

As OPB reports, the first large scale wave energy research site could find its place in Oregon. Namely, the Department of Energy has granted USD 4 million for the project development. Belinda Batten, who directs the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University, said the project will help make the wave energy […]

5 September 2012 Technology

After a multi-day installation operation, Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI), a Portland-based company, has successfully installed a wave energy device off the coast of Newport, Oregon. The device, known as Wave Energy Technology-New Zealand (WET-NZ), is now deployed at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center’s (NNMREC) open ocean test facility. “This is a huge milestone […]