NNMREC supports wave energy testing at Camp Rilea, Oregon
Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Military Department (OMD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the testing of wave energy converters off Camp Rilea.
The Oregon National Guard has been pursuing the project as a way to further its energy net-zero initiative, a plan for becoming energy independent.
Camp Rilea is a training center for armed forces and is also home to the Clatsop County Emergency Operation Center.
According to Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), Camp Rilea provides ideal testing location for shallow and mid-depth wave energy converters (WECs) and it is a welcomed addition to PMEC testing sites.
The Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) is a collection of scaled laboratory, intermediate and full-scale open water facilities that serve wave, tidal current, and in-river testing in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.