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BOEM Finds No Competitive Interest for Requested Lease

Posted by: | June 30, 2014 | No Comment |

BOEM logoThe Oregon Coast Daily News is one outlet helping to circulate these good tidings… The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its next step toward issuing a lease to NNMREC of federal waters off Oregon for hydrokinetic device testing! BOEM has exclusive jurisdiction to issue leases, easements, and rights-of-way regarding hydrokinetic projects around the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEM determined that it is appropriate to issue the lease to NNMREC on a non-competitive basis. However, the regulatory process is expected to continue for up to two more years.

“Wave energy off the West Coast has incredible potential. Now we have reached an important step in the leasing process for the nation’s first grid-connected facility in federal waters to test commercial-scale wave energy devices.” -BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank

“We are extremely pleased that BOEM has made a determination of no competitive interest, particularly given the role of the local community in selecting this location for the test site.” -NNMREC Operations Manager Brenda Langley

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