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After two years of consideration, a wave energy test site is chose. It's off the coast of Newport. Put on your high powered binoculars and look due west three miles from Yaquina Head. “It had the depth that we needed; it has the bottom conditions that we needed, close to our research facilities.” Meleah Ashford with the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center says companies are developing new ways of capturing the power of movement of the ocean. “Wave energy is a source that provides power 24-hours a day.” If plans are approved, the Test Center is expected to be open to wave energy developers this fall.   

 

 

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