PacWave Test Facility Project


The PacWave Test Facility Project, formerly known as the Pacific Marine Energy Center – South Energy Test Site (PMEC-SETS) Research Facility Project, was proposed by Oregon State University in June 2013. The proposed research lease request is approximately 5 nautical miles offshore Newport, Oregon with an area of approximately 33 square miles. The project would consist of four test locations, or ‘berths’ , to demonstrate the viability of wave energy off the U.S. by providing a grid-connected ocean test facility for prototype and utility scale wave energy devices. For more information about this project, click on the links below.