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February 6, 2014

Seattle firm gets OK to build five floating wind turbines off Oregon

  • Experts say the West Coast has not yet seen offshore wind projects because the technology needs are different.
    Associated Press

    PORTLAND — A Seattle company got the green light to develop plans for the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm: five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday.

    The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy Beaudreau.

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