Wave and Tidal Energy

Oregon CoastAs of June 30, 2013 there were no tidal/wave energy projects involving BLM lands in either Oregon or Washington, and no transmission ROW applications connecting any tidal/wave project had been received. However, the Reedsport Wave Energy Project, whose transmission line will cross federal land, was recorded in BLM's LR2000 lands record system. It may be of interest to those BLM districts that border the Oregon coast.

Reedsport Wave Energy Project (FERC Project no. 12713)

On August 13, 2012, FERC issued a license to Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC to build and operate a wave energy facility. The ten wave energy converters (PowerBuoys) of this ocean energy project will have an installed capacity of 1.5 megawatts with an ocean footprint of about 30 acres. It will be located in Oregon State territorial waters, about 2.5 nautical miles off the coast of Reedsport, in Douglas County, Oregon. The onshore portion of this project will occupy 4.97 acres of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in the Siuslaw National Forest, administered by the U.S. Forest Service.