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CX-011393: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Build and Test of a Novel, Commercial-Scale Wave Energy Direct Drive Rotary Power Take-Off Under Realistic Open-Ocean Conditions
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
Date: 12/16/2013
Location(s): Oregon, Virginia, Colorado
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funding to Columbia Power Technologies, Inc. (Columbia) to complete the design, fabrication and validation of a commercial-scale Power Take-Off (PTO) Module in Columbia's utility-scale wave energy converter (WEC). Columbia would validate and demonstrate the reliability and feasibility the PTO Module in a land-based test that simulates realistic WEC operating conditions.