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Oregon group releases report to assist wave energy hydropower grid integration

Oregon Wave Energy Trust has released a report that includes strategies and technical tools for electric utilities to guide the integration of wave energy hydropower into the Northwest power grid.

The "Utility Market Initiative" report was conducted on behalf of OWET by Pacific Energy Ventures-a renewable energy consulting and business development firm, OWET reported.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust is a nonprofit public-private partnership funded by the Oregon Innovation Council. Its mission is to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon.

The UMI report provides tools and strategies to address the technical and business issues facing utility companies and the wave energy industry. The initiative addressed specific issues including: utility engagement, resource potential, business protocols and grid integration tools. The report also includes detailed analysis of Oregon's wave resources, an overview of technology conversion options and other information, OWET reported.

The UMI report is available on the Oregon Wave Energy Trust Web site at www.oregonwave.org.

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