MHK Projects/Reedsport OPT Wave Park Expanded Project

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Project Profile
Project Start Date 1/1/2010

Project City Reedsport, OR
Project State/Province Oregon
Project Country United States
Project Resource
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Project Nearest Body of Water Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 43.7981°, -124.2400°
Project Phase Phase 1
Project Details The Project would be located in the Pacific Ocean in Douglas County, Oregon, west of the town of Reedsport. The site is situated within the state boundary in the open ocean about 3 miles from shore in water depths that range from 25 to 40 fathoms (150 to 240 feet; 45 to 73 m). The approximate dimensions of the proposed site are 1 mile wide (predominantly in the east-west direction) by 5 miles long (predominantly in the north-south direction). It is anticipated that the power transmission cable will be connected to the north-south approximate center of the array and will follow an easterly course to the outlet of the existing waste water discharge pipe from the now closed International Paper plant. The final cable route will be determined based on site-specific information. The transmission cable will then follow the route of the existing pipe (either inside or along) to the interconnect point on the International Paper facility. The proposed Project boundary encloses the 1.5 MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park (P-12713). A final License Application for this project was filed on February 1, 2010 with the Commission. Both this project and the 1.5 MW Reedsport Project (P-12713) are anticipated to utilize the same submarine transmission cable and grid interconnection point.
Permit/License Buildout (MW) 50
Device Nameplate Capacity (MW) For utility uses 40kW to 150kW with 500kW in the development phase

Number of Build Out Units Deployed 100

Main Overseeing Organization Ocean Power Technologies
Project Technology MHK Technologies/PowerBuoy
Project Timeline and Milestones •2/1/2010 OPT reapplies for Preliminary Permit
Project Licensing
FERC License Docket Number P-13666

Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts See Tethys

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