April, 2023

202312Apr11:00 PM12:00 AMOcean Energy11:00 PM - 12:00 AM AST Organizer: Salem Environmental Education Region:OnlineTopic:Blue Economy,Energy,Natural Resources,Offshore Wind,WindCost:No Cost


This presentation will describe current efforts to harness energy from the ocean environment,

including power from ocean winds, waves, and tides. Half the presentation will cover the

emergence of floating offshore wind as a viable commercial-scale energy technology, and the

potential for its development in federal waters off Oregon’s coast; the other half will cover the

Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) and its work to accelerate research and development of

wave, tidal, in-river, and offshore wind energy technologies – including an overview of Oregon

State University’s PacWave testing facilities.



Jason Sierman is a Senior Energy Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy. His

areas of focus span a variety of power grid topics, such as utility power planning, transmission,

storage, and offshore wind. Prior to his current role, he was an Energy Policy Analyst with the

Department’s Siting Division that supports Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council.


Wednesday, April 12 - 11:00pm 2023 - Wednesday, April 12 - 12:00am 2023


Salem Environmental Education

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