The town of Newport, on the Oregon coast, is selected to be the site of the first utility-scale, grid connected wave energy test site in the United States.
At the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference in Portland, a wide diversity of wave energy converters are under discussion.
The Pacific Marine Energy Center, aiming to become the first grid-connected wave test facility in the U.S., will choose between Reedsport and Newport.
The groups developing the Pacific Marine Energy Center select the European Marine Energy Centre to povide a development plan.
A public-private partnership in Oregon inches forward in its effort to give the U.S. something Europe already has: a grid-connected marine power test facility.