WaveConnect update

Folks can either comment on the DPLA directly to PG&E through the WaveConnect email account listed online (waveconnect@pge.com) or they can file comments with FERC. To file a comment with FERC they can go to the eComment page of the FERC website:http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp, click on the green eComment link and follow the instructions to submit a comment. They will need the Humboldt WaveConnect DPLA filing Docket Number: P-12779-005.

As far as the latest project summary, see the Fact Sheet in the February Public meeting materials on the WaveConnect Website: http://www.pge.com/includes/docs/pdfs/shared/environment/pge/waveconnect/humboldt_waveconnect_public_meeting_fact_sheet.pdf

Of course, things are changing rapidly on the project so best to bookmark the WaveConnect Website and keep up with the conversation through meeting information posted there.


WaveConnect update

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has formally noticed PG&E’s filing of the Draft Pilot License Application (DPLA) and Notice of Intent to file a Final Pilot License Application for the Humboldt WaveConnect Pilot Project. This notice can be found on the FERC website at the following link: http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20100303-3011.

Wave modeling

Via Bill Lydgate, Humboldt Surfrider’s WaveConnect stakeholder (along with Scott Willits):


This wave modeling study will be included in the FERC pilot license application due to be filed at the end of this month. The wave modeling study may now be distributed as a draft/review copy. The study will probably be revised once the project location is finalized and the wave energy conversion devices are selected. The comments section on the Surfrider blog may be a good way for community members to comment on the study. I also have a few hard copies if anyone wants to review a paper copy.

WaveConnect meeting Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m., Eureka

As most of you know, Surfrider members Bill Lydgate and Scott Willits have been attending PG&E’s working group meetings on behalf of Humboldt Surfrider and keeping us all updated. A general meeting takes place on Feb. 2 (same night as our regular Surfrider meeting!). While we love you to come drink beer with us, we must encourage folks to turn out for the PG&E meeting as decisions are being made about where the wave energy pilot project will go.

Details below, via PG&E’s press release:

Dear Interested Stakeholders:

PG&E will be hosting a public meeting about the proposed Humboldt WaveConnectTM Pilot Project on February 2, 2010. The meeting is being held to:

  • · Provide update information about the Humboldt WaveConnect Pilot Project
  • · Share information about the public engagement, environmental review process, and timeline
  • · Gather feedback from the community on the Humboldt WaveConnect Pilot Project prior to filing the Draft Pilot License Application in late February, 2010
  • · Address questions and gather input for the Humboldt Working Group (HWG) and PG&E to further address

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010
  • Eureka Veteran’s Hall
  • 1018 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501
  • 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Please distribute this information to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about the Humboldt WaveConnect Pilot Project. For additional information, please visit: http://www.pge.com/myhome/environment/pge/cleanenergy/waveconnect/projects.shtml

PG&E WaveConnect update, public workshops

From PG&E WaveConnect rep Ian Caliendo:

I am writing to let you know about the status of the PG&E WaveConnect wave energy study project. The proposed project is to develop a small-scale pilot project that would allow several wave energy technologies to provide power to the coastal communities while demonstrating the potential for this clean renewable energy resource.To kick things off, we will be holding public workshops in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties as the first of a series of public involvement meetings for the proposed pilot project. The workshops will be in an open house format, providing an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed pilot project, ask questions of the project team staff, and learn about how to get involved. Continue reading

Heads up from Scott Willits

Scott says, “You might want to post this to the website and have people forward their questions and concerns to me if they’d like them aired.”

(Please note: this conflicts with the next scheduled Humboldt Surfriders meeting, but we will get a full report. ~JS)

April 10, 2008
Contact: David Boyd, RCEA
(707) 269-1700
Ian Caliendo, PG&E
(707) 445-5623
Energy Authority to Host Public Forum on
Proposed WaveConnect Project
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