Proposed Coos Bay Wave Energy ProjectAgency comments ask for cutbacks in wave energy plan
By Susan Chambers, Staff Writer, The World Newspaper. Monday, January 26, 2009
Ocean Power Technologies is feeling pressure as local groups, the state and even the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission urge the company to shrink its 200-buoy Coos Bay plan.
Oregon Wave Energy Partners I, as Ocean Power Technologies, filed its notice of intent and preliminary application document with FERC in March 2008 for the 200-buoy array off the North Spit.
The Southern Oregon Ocean Resource Coalition, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, Surfrider Foundation and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife filed comments suggesting OPT slow down. Instead of going for a full build-out, phase it in after more studies are done, they said.
The 200-buoy plan also runs counter to FERC’s own advice.
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