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Yakutat grid to soon be powered by wave energy?

Can wave energy get Yakutat off diesel?

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
Posted on February 24, 2013 at 11:13 am
Category: Economy, Energy & Mining, Featured News
Surfers from around the world travel to Yakutat’s remote beaches to catch big waves.

Now, the community, hundreds of miles away from the nearest grid, wants to make another use of that power.

“If we’re able to convert that energy that’s pounding on our shores and displace diesel, the state’s going to save a lot of money,” says Chris Rose, founder and executive director of REAP, the Renewable Alaska Energy Project.

“We’re a place that makes sense to test this stuff, because we have higher energy costs than a lot of other places,” says Rose, who’s been watching the project’s progress.

Yakutat Borough Manager Skip Ryman says…... (audio/text) >

More > RME Receives Preliminary Permit For Yakutat, Alaska Wave Project From FERC

February 5th, 2013

Resolute Marine Energy (RME) announced today that its preliminary permit application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been approved, marking the official start of the Yakutat, Alaska Wave Energy Project.

“This approval is an important milestone for RME. After several years of research and testing we are finally poised to move forward with a commercial project that will have us providing renewable power to a community,” said Bill Staby, founder and CEO of RME. “We....