Skip to comments.Oregon wave energy stalls off the coast of Reedsport
Posted on 09/02/2013 6:53:54 AM PDT by Twotone
Last September, with great fanfare, Ocean Power Technologies began construction on America's first wave-powered utility. Holding the first - and only - wave energy permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, OPT had planned to deploy a test buoy off the coast of Reedsport by spring.
But a year after the permit, regulatory and technical difficulties have all but halted the project. Federal regulators notified the company earlier this year it had violated the license after failing to file a variety of plans and assessments.
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Gov’t hangers-on have adopted “The Producers” mindset - there’s as much - if not more - money to be made from a flop.
They spent about $75,000,000 so far, from what little I saw in the article.
That is about $200,000 per house for ecectricity. Typical Green Energy savings. Once they actually start producing electricity.
I want to put an electric motor in my truck...
and then mount a wind turbine in the bed...
so I can generate electricity to run the motor...
while I am going down the road.
Where do I apply for me one of them federal grants,
so that I can properly “study” this idea?
I figure all I need is a couple million bucks.
I can assist with obtaining the grant.
Please send me a $100 retainer and a detailed drawing of the machinery.
The gambit is but another example of theft.
There was never an intent to produce anything. The intent was to steal money from the treasury.
The Democrat Party is a Criminal Enterprise.
The thieves must be tried and executed.
If you wrote a very serious-sounding proposal, the Energy Dept would probably fund it. Actually, take it to an Engineering prof at some left-wing university. I’m sure they would go for it & write it up. Of course, they would want to keep the grant money. :-)
It’s more a case of ‘if’ they actually start producing electricity rather than ‘once’ they do. Given the number of technological roadblocks they face, and especially the regulatory ones, this effort, I’d say, is a crap-shoot at best.
They could have built a coal powered plant for that and powered a million homes.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Why rob banks when you can get free government grants?
No matter how much the Libtards profess their love for alternative energy sources, when it comes down to practical applications, they manage to stop their development by issuing regulations that end the project,
Reminds me of the great windpower brouhaha off the coast of Massachusetts where important and wealthy Libtard elites like the Kennedy clan and Uncle Walter Concrite didn’t want anything offshore that would spoil their views while sailing their yachts or cruising their powerboats. Not in their backyard.
Just remember to compensate the system when in reverse.
You’ll probably need a few more grants for the studies.
...and make sure its all peer reviewed.
“Holding the first - and only - wave energy permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, OPT had planned to deploy a test buoy off the coast of Reedsport by spring.”
Any bets the principals in this venture are big Obummer supporters?
Your plan has absolutely no chance of working, none, therefore your grant is only for a million dollars. You should’ve applied for a hundred million, settled for half of that and applied the savings to the cost of the grant making it free. Understand?
Neither do I but this about grants not logic.
The premise of the company is waives can provide clean energy.
The premise of the government is all companies are seeking to destroy the Earth.
Unfortunately, the gov’t is funding both sides of this - they’ve provided research grants for wave energy, & now they’re fighting implementing what the research has come up with.
This world is certainly surreal these days!
Producing a big mess of chum....sharks and otters and sea-lions included.
The Ocean Power Technology buoys do not have a water turbine so sea life isn’t going to be churned through the mechanism. See their PDF handout or read the Wikipedia article. I don’t know what the problem is. This installation is not multi megawatt sized but around 45 kw, suitable for a small fishing village. Te advantage of ocean wave over wind is tat sea heights are predictable up to 72 hours in advance and are steady trains of waves of known height unlike wind gusts..
$75,000,000? Sounds like the kind of bargain that would quickly bankrupt anyone.