Oregon State University’s wave energy scientists have narrowed their hunt for a “hooked to the beach” wave energy testing station down to two communities: Newport and Reedsport. OSU said they should have their minds made up between the two based on how well the communities would accept the test station since there would be wires that come ashore and hook into the local electricity grid. In Newport that would mean hooking into Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District. It would also mean that the local community would also accept the fact that the test site could possibly be deducted from the local fishing area.
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