Developer Of Deep Sea Wind Power To Hold Town Hall Meetings

Principle Power, the renewable energy technology developer, will host two town hall meetings this month to introduce the community to the proposed WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project.

Principle Power has received a $4 million financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Energy to begin project outreach, front-end engineering design and initial project permitting for installation of five semi-submersible floating foundations outfitted with 6MW direct-drive offshore wind turbines 15 miles offshore of Coos Bay.

These are the meetings that are scheduled:

• Charleston – 2 to 4pm, on Wednesday, May 22nd, Charleston RV Park recreation room, 63402 Kingfisher Road.

• North Bend – 6 to 8pm, Wednesday, May 22nd, North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue.

Principle Power will provide information about WindFloat and the proposed WindFloat Pacific project. The WindFloat is a floating foundation for wind turbines that enables placement to minimize impacts to ocean users and natural resources, while capitalizing on the highest capacity wind resources. In addition, there will be representatives from the local commercial fishing industry and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of Seattle. One of 10 national labs managed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, PNNL leads the identification and risk-based assessment of environmental effects of offshore wind energy development, while also contributing significant resources for atmospheric science research.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 and is filed under Events, Local News, State News.