WASHINGTON — Congressman Schrader (D-OR) today applauded the Northwest National Marine Energy Center (NNMREC), which is based at Oregon State University, for its selection of the coastal town of Newport as the future home of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States — the Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC).
“I am extremely proud of Oregon State University for not only securing PMEC in Newport, but also for their efforts to involve all public and private stakeholders throughout the entire process,” Rep. Schrader said. “Without the participation of all parties involved this would not have been possible. The construction of this site will draw global attention to Oregon, further our reputation as pioneers in the alternative energy industry and bring jobs and economic development throughout our coastal communities.”
Congressman Schrader speaks about Newport and PMEC