Skip to comments.Washington company plans five wind turbines off Coos Bay (DOE Grants)
Posted on 04/20/2013 3:05:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas.
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Good luck on the dovetailing “with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas” part!
Yep, they’re after the grants for the wind energy.
Chumming the waters around with sea bird paste.
This should work well. Take a concept that has no payback on shore and put it out in a stormy salt environment with the added costly marine vessel or structure which requires additional maintenance.
They cost twice as much to erect them offshore and in this case we’re talking 3 miles offshore which will jack the cost up even more.
$4 million to erect 5 monuments to stupidity isn’t even believable.
Oregon has dams, that’s green energy that actually works every day, all day.
How many waterfowl/seabirds will be butchered?.. Hello, environmentalists, HELLO????
Exactly...We in OR & WA are fortunate that a huge amount of power is generated from the dams on the Columbia River, cheap power.
The Oregon State government has a notoriously bad energy subsidy program that pays out more to the companies that produce the least power. As soon as the subsidy was enacted green energy companies realized they could collect multiple subsidies by splitting up their intended projects into multiple projects. The cost to the state has been tremendous, the green energy produced, insignificant.
That’ll make for spectacular views (sarcasm) for tourists on what will be the former beautiful Oregon coast. Suggested locations: Cannon Beach, Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Tillamook, Newport and/or Depot Bay.
Lots of hydro in Idaho too. Not to mention the reactors out on the INL. But the windmills go up.
We have good friends in Coos Bay. In 2003 they were proposing a natural gas import terminal because the prediction was that the US production could not keep up. It was fought against. Now they are talking liquefaction for export. What a difference a few years make.
As for the wind power, this is the best location for wind turbines in the US and perhaps the capacity factor can get above 50% there. Still, would the numbers work given corrosion and maintenance costs?
They’re wrecking some beautiful countryside here in Michigan as well.
Thanks Fred, I was sure there is a lot of hydro in ID, sad to see the windmills going up too.
I don’t see how the numbers will work out unless there’s a huge increase in rates.
A lot of Michigan is very pretty. I learned to drive in Detroit when it was a totally different place than it is now (decades ago). We vacationed at the various northern lakes and rented boats and drove to WaWa Ontario often back then.
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