Coastal Infrastructure Inventory
Advanced Research conducted an infrastructure inventory assessment to aid in the development of wave energy in Oregon, and documented its findings in a report, “Wave Energy Infrastructure Assessment in Oregon“. The main objectives of this project were to:
- Understand the needs of wave energy developers. Interview developers worldwide, incorporating assessments of off-shore, near-shore, and on-shore technologies.
- Determine Oregon’s current and planned capabilities. This investigation includes visiting coastal ports, manufacturers, workforce groups, and deployment vessel operators, determining capacities and limitations.
- Compare the needs to capabilities and determine matches and shortfalls on both statewide and regional scales.
- Prepare recommendations for Oregon so lawmakers and government agencies can make well informed decisions to help accelerate Oregon’s wave energy industry and increase available jobs in the state.
- Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Poster
Motivation & Goals
This assessment was designed to accomplish the following:
- Help Oregon understand the needs of wave energy developers
- Provide insight into what Oregon has and does not have to meet these needs
- Provide a path to resolve identified issues so Oregon will be ready when the time comes to deploy wave energy here
A preliminary assessment was presented in a poster at the 2009 Ocean Renewable Energy Conference.