Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021 - 1:00 PM
Oregon State University, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Free—public meeting

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project involves horizontal directional drilling beneath the ocean shore to pass subsea cables deep under the beach to the park. The project will not disturb the beach but will temporarily close the Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site to motor vehicles.

OSU and the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department will be holding two virtual town hall meetings using Zoom to provide updates on the project and talk about what will be happening during construction. Both meetings will include a public Q&A session.

The first of these meetings will be held on Monday, May 10, at 1 p.m.  The second takes place the same day at 6 p.m.

Details of the meetings and how to attend will be available under Construction Updates on the PacWave website (

For more information contact Dan Hellin, [email protected]