Renewable Ocean Energy Action Coordination Team

 

 

WCGA Action Plan

Action 4.2: Explore the feasibility for offshore alternative ocean energy development and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of these technologies.

 

Renewable Ocean Energy Action Coordination Team Work Plan (May 2010)

Work Plan Products: 

  • West Coast Marine Renewable Energy Planning Guidebook, funded by the WCGA and created by Pacific Energy Ventures, LLC, was incorporated into the knowledgebase at http://www.oceanrenewableenergy.com/.
  • Regulatory Handbook, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oregon Wave Energy Trust and developed by Pacific Energy Ventures, LLC.2009 regional workshop on renewable ocean energy focused on gathering input for a coast-wide planning project for siting energy projects. Click here for workshop summary.NNMREC's mobile test facility, the Ocean Sentinel, off the Oregon Coast (Photo: Joan Barminski)
  • Environmental Protocols Framework tool, funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of Energy, and National 
  • Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and developed by Pacific 
    Energy Ventures.
NNMREC's mobile test facility, the Ocean Sentinel, off the Oregon Coast (Photo: Joan Barminski)

Other Guidance Documents:

 
 
Renewable Ocean Energy ACT Chair Sara Guiltinan

Co-Chair Paul Klarin

Oregon Department of Land Conservation

and Development

Co-Chair Sara Guiltinan

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


 
The WET-NZ wave energy device being tested at the NNMREC open-ocean test facility (Photo: Joan Barminski)
Point of Contact: Jennifer Hennessey, Washington State Department of Ecology

Chad Bowechop
, Makah Nation
Aaron Borisenko, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Ryland Bowechop, Makah Nation

Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Jena Carter, The Nature Conservancy

Rob Cozens, Resighini Rancheria Environmental Protection Authority

Mark Eckenrode, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Laura Engeman, California Ocean Protection Council

Simon Geerlofs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jim Hastreiter, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Keith Kirkendall, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Steve Kopf, Pacific Energy Ventures, LLC

Tim Stearns, Washington Department of Commerce

Stefanie Stavrakas, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Barry Thom, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 

Daryl Williams, Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources Department

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The WET-NZ wave energy device being tested at the NNMREC open-ocean test facility (Photo: Joan Barminski)