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  • Personal IntroductionShort backgroundNascent TechnologyNo commercial utilityUnique opportunity to plan ocean energyDifferent than all existing commercial utility scale productionDifficult and slow, but better and faster in the long run
  • OWET is unique to OregonLeading state in the union – recognized leader in policy and technologyEPRI study – best place to a projectWhy we started OWETOur primary mission
  • OWET is unique to OregonLeading state in the union – recognized leader in policy and technologyEPRI study – best place to a projectWhy we started OWETOur primary mission
  • Ctws ocean energy busch

    1. 1. Wave Energy:Building an IndustryJason Busch, Executive Director OWET/POETPromoting Responsible Development of Ocean Energy
    2. 2. Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET)‣ Nonprofit public-private partnership funded by the Oregon Business Development Department through the Oregon Innovation Council‣ Mission: to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon
    3. 3. Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)‣ Created by OWET‣ Seeks to promote a Pacific Northwest regional expertise in ocean energy‣ Wave, tidal, offshore wind, in-stream hydro
    4. 4. Elements of the Industry ‣ Environmental Assessment and Site Selection ‣ Public Participation ‣ Technology Research and Development ‣ Regulatory and Policy Support ‣ Utility Markets
    5. 5. Environmental Assessment and Site Selection• Environmental Baseline Studies• Seafloor mapping• Marine resources• Site suitability • Technology • Compatibility with other uses
    6. 6. Public Participation• Early and often• Don’t confuse stakeholder engagement w/ resistance• Recognize that some will oppose• FORCE model • Community ownership model
    7. 7. Technology Research and Development• NNMREC• Industry Partners• Maximize existing resources• R&D demonstration – next 5 years
    8. 8. The Technologies‣ Diversity: power take off, siting, size
    9. 9. Regulatory and Policy Support• Lack of familiarity• Not too early to push• Oregon added an entire new chapter to TSP• Don’t underestimate price supports
    10. 10. Utility Markets• No buyer…no deal• Can be early advocates • Snohomish PUD • PNGC• Need to demonstrate the value of Ocean Energy
    11. 11. Ocean Power Technologies‣ Reedsport ‣ Phase 1 - 150 KW device ‣ Phase 2 - 1.5 MW: license application filed ‣ Will be first grid connected array in North America ‣ 32 NW companies involved in the construction ‣ Phase 3 – 50 MW‣ Coos Bay ‣ Proposed 100 MW
    12. 12. ‣ Large mechanical ‘flap’Aquamarine Power moves back and forth with motion of waves ‣ Two hydraulic pistons pump high pressure water via pipeline to shore ‣ Conventional hydro- electric generator located onshore ‣ Secured to seabed at depths of 8 – 16m (33-55 feet mean water depth) ‣ Located nearshore, typically 500 – 800m from shoreline ‣ Suitable for installation on any type of seabed (sand, clay or rock) 15
    13. 13. 17
    14. 14. Floating Power Plant – Poseiden 37
    15. 15. Projects/Companies in Oregon‣ Newport/OSU Testing Site‣ Ocean Power Technologies‣ Aquamarine‣ Wavegen‣ Columbia Power Technologies‣ WaveEnergy AS‣ Principle Power‣ Floating Power Plant‣ M3 Energy‣ Neptune Power‣ Ocean Kinetics‣ OWHAP
    16. 16. Questions? www.oregonwave.orgOWET Executive Director Jason Busch jbusch@oregonwave.org

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