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07/01/2010 Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announces release of the Wave Energy Infrastructure Assessment in Oregon, intended to assess infrastructure needs of ocean renewable energy in Oregon and compare them against the state's existing and planned infrastructure capabilities.

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Hydropower projects eligible for Power Engineering Project of the Year


Hydropower, hydrokinetic and ocean energy projects are among renewable energy projects eligible for Power Engineering magazine's Projects of the Year 2010 awards program. The deadline for entries is Aug. 27.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine Power secures additional funding


Wave energy hydro developer Aquamarine Power announced that it has successfully raised an additional 6 million pounds (US$8.9million) of funding. This follows the recent unveiling of the design of its Oyster 2 device, which will be built in Scotland later this year.

Group seeks feedback on paper about marine, hydrokinetic power and recreation


The Hydropower Reform Coalition, along with the National Park Service, is seeking feedback on a whitepaper that covers recreational issues related to marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies.

Marine hydropower firm proposes hydro research, demonstration facility


A tidal hydropower firm has proposed building a $62 million hydro research and demonstration facility at Half Moon Cove in Maine's Cobscook Bay, according to media reports.

RWE Innogy, Voith Hydro to install marine tidal current turbine


RWE Innogy and Voith Hydro are installing a 1-MW marine tidal current turbine off the Scottish coast through joint venture Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, project developers reported.

Hydro Alternative Energy signs letter of intent for hydro projects in Haiti


Florida-based Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. announced it has entered into a binding three year letter of intent with Haiti's Groupe Financier de l'Union, S.A. for developing commercial hydrokinetic power projects in Haiti.

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06/01/2010 Wave energy hydropower developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) has won a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of the next generation of OPT's PowerBuoy ocean energy hydropower device.

Tidal hydro developer Verdant Power signs MOU for hydro projects in China


New York-based tidal hydropower developer Verdant Power Inc. and China Energy Conservation Environment Protection Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop tidal energy power projects in China, Verdant reported.

Oregon group offers matching grant for wave energy hydropower projects


Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced it will provide a matching grant to any successful applicant to the Department of Energy’s recent Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) who performs a significant portion of their proposed DOE project in Oregon. The OWET matching grant will be equal to 20 percent of the DOE grant, up to $100,000.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine unveils new Oyster wave energy device


Wave energy hydropower developer Aquamarine Power has unveiled the design of its Oyster 2 wave energy converter, which will be built in Scotland this summer.

E.ON unveils Pelamis-built wave energy hydropower device in UK


The UK subsidiary of German utility E.ON AG has unveiled its first wave energy hydropower device in the UK. United Kingdom-based marine hydropower developer Pelamis Wave Power Ltd. developed and constructed the device, which will be tested at the European Marine Energy Centre.

Wave Hub wave energy hydropower infrastructure project on track for summer 2011 deployment


Wave Hub, a marine renewable infrastructure project that will create the world’s largest test site for wave energy technology, is on course to be deployed by summer 2011, with fabrication of subsea cables and the hub itself nearing completion, developers reported.

Marine energy hydropower test center expanding offerings for hydro development


Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre, a test center for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy hydropower devices, is expanding to attract international businesses with smaller prototypes at earlier development stages, EMEC reported.

Grant program announced for Oregon wave energy hydropower projects


Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced an industry matching grant program for developing wave energy hydropower projects in Oregon.

Pacific Gas and Electric dives into wave power hydro project


Drawing power from the churning sea can seem as difficult as finding Kraken the mythical sea monster. Despite tales of successful trials and imminent commercialization, the wave power industry remains largely in the research and development stages. But a utility-backed project in California could help propel this class of technology into a reliable supply of energy.

Department of Energy grants announced for hydropower, other renewables


The U.S. Department of Energy will invest more than $200 million over the next five years in renewable energy development, including marine and hydrokinetic technologies, the DOE reported.

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.

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