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May 8, 2014

Oregon offshore wind project wins $47M federal grant

  • Principle Power will install five 6-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines about 18 miles off the coast of Coos Bay.
  • PORTLAND (AP) — A Seattle company's plan to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm off Oregon's Coos Bay is one of three floating wind farm projects to win up to $47 million each from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Federal officials announced the grant winners on Wednesday. The other projects are planned off the coast of Virginia and New Jersey. Projects off the shore of Maine, in the Gulf of Mexico and on Lake Erie were not selected.

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