Oregon, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Oregon Wave Energy Trust recently awarded Advanced Research Corporation a contract to conduct a coastal wave energy infrastructure assessment. As the wave energy industry begins to transition from the research and development phase to a build-out phase, the underlying infrastructure required to support this transition needs to be examined and assessed.
Key components of the research to be conducted by Advanced Research Corporation include identifying infrastructure needs, capabilities, plans, and gaps related to wave energy development, with a final report scheduled to be available in December 2009.
“This assessment will inform and guide Oregon and wave energy developers as we work to continue the responsible development of the wave energy industry,” said Kevin Banister, president, board of directors, Oregon Wave Energy Trust. “We are pleased to be working with Advanced Research Corporation based in Newport, Oregon, and believe this project will support the Oregon Wave Energy Trust mission to promote innovation, economic development and job creation for the state.”