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New wave energy site will go off Reedsport or Newport

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oregon State University wave energy researchers have narrowed their test site search to Reedsport and Newport.

They intend to make a final choice for their grid-connected wave energy test facility by the end of the year, and hope to announce partial funding for the project next week.

Belinda Batten, director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, said the center has applied for $8 million in initial funding for the $25 million project. Half of the first installment would come from the Department of Energy, and half from non-federal matching dollars such as Oregon tax credits, funds from the Oregon Wave Energy Trust and other sources.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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