April 9, 2009: FERC and MMS
agree to rule changes that
suspend the FERC preliminary permit system for OCS wave
power projects. The Company expects its
current permit applications to be denied. But our
existing preliminary permit in Washington state is not
affected by this decision. We will continue our
business in the other sites using the new permit system.
The Company's plans for these sites are not affected by the
change in the FERC preliminary permit system.
January 30, 2009. The public
comment period for all seven Company applications is closed.
December: The company is featured
Providence Business News,
Pacific Business News,
Press of Atlantic City,
Dec 17: The Providence Journal has
Dec 16: The
Energy Stocks Blog features the Company with good
commentary on our strategy.
Dec 15: The Company is featured in
the US Dept of Energy's Renewables
Dec 5: Company president Burton Hamner testifies to the
Washington Legislature House Committee on Energy and Technology on
Offshore Wind and Wave Renewable Energy Potential for Washington
60-day comment period on the Company's seven offshore site
Nov 24: Company holds
public meeting and presentation at Grays Harbor College
FERC Posts 7 Offshore Wave Project Applications from the Company
Oregon Wave Energy
Conference in Coos Bay
Sept 23: FERC and MMS hold public meeting on
offshore energy development in Portland, OR; presentations available
Aug 1: FERC issues
Preliminary Permit P-13058 for the Project to prepare a commercial license
application for a 6MW project of two wave energy conversion platforms.
July 16: Newspaper article
Floating wind turbines poised to harness ocean winds from the Guardian,
UK. Includes links to wind company sites.
Blue H Technology of
Netherlands announces the
Massachusetts Deepwater Wind Energy Project to deploy floating wind turbines
off the coast.
June 30: The Official Comment / Intervention Period
expires for the Grays Harbor Ocean Energy Project FERC application P-13058.
Statkraft, a Norwegian energy company, announces the
Windsea offshore wind
floating platform and project. This huge platform supports 3 wind
Statoil Hydro to build first full scale offshore floating wind turbine.
Statoil has also invested in SWAY,
a new company with a different floating structure.
April 28: Company Presentation at Ocean Shores City
Feb 26: Revised Preliminary Permit Application
submitted to FERC: The new plan responds to FERC requirements and
significantly reduces the project scope within State waters and near shore.
See the Project page.
Feb 20: A new name: The
Harbor Ocean Energy Company is now the new name of the Washington Wave
Company LLC, which filed the original FERC application P-13058 for the Grays
Harbor ocean energy project.
Feb 9: Project founder Burton
Hamner holds a public meeting with stakeholders at the Port
of Grays Harbor to explain the vision and the issues
We are attending:
Technology for Offshore Wind June 12-13,
Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West
Jan 15-16, 2009, Seattle
Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
Feb 11-13, 2009, San
FERC Hydrokinetic Licensing Outreach, Feb 24, 2009,
Ocean Shores, WA
RETECH 2009, Feb
25-27, 2009, Las Vegas
Offshore Wind Development Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2009, Washington DC
Ocean Energy News
North America offshore wind updates
European/UK offshore wind updates
Wave Energy Today
Ocean Renewables bi-weekly news
Offshore Renewable Energy Law Blog