11th Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Embarks on Second Decade of Leadership, Experience, and Solutions

OREC XI Set for Portland, Oregon September 21 and 22, 2016

et to usher in a new decade of marine energy progress and results, the Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) today announces that the 11th annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference (OREC) will convene in Portland on September 21 and 22, bringing together key industry developers and suppliers, researchers, utilities, and government officials from around the globe.

Todays industry is rapidly pivoting toward grid-connected testing in the Pacific Region and commercialization on several continents, and OREC XI is structured to tap the experience of a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable marine renewables community to realize the full potential of this new, 21st-century energy source.
"For ten years, OREC has helped bring a nascent industrys challenges and opportunities into focus, and together we have made phenomenal progress," said Jason Busch, OWET executive director. "Now we begin a second decade of work at OREC XI, committed to leveraging the leadership and experience of our presenters, panelists, and attendees to yield solutions that will pave the path for marine renewables."
Since its founding in 2006, OREC has been the ideal place to share ideas and experience, and forge alliances. Now with a wider regional and technological foundation, and with Oregon firmly established as a center for marine energy research and development, the event is ready to offer practical value for participants in a full range of industry-related positions.
For more information about Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), please visit http://www.oregonwave.org.

About Oregon Wave Energy Trust
Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership helping to responsibly develop marine renewable energy by connecting stakeholders, supporting research and development, and engaging in public outreach and policy work. With 300 miles of coastline characterized by powerful waves and steady winds, a robust electrical transmission system close to coastal communities, transportation and port infrastructure, experienced and established manufacturing and supply chain, supportive policies and leading research institutions, Oregon is uniquely positioned to be North Americas leader in marine energy. With the growing need for new clean sources of energy and sustainable family-wage jobs, OWETs goal is to responsibly develop the marine energy industry and maximize its benefits for the environment and economy. http://www.oregonwave.org.

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