Douglas County Wave & Tidal Energy Project

Pacific Ocean; Douglas County, Oregon

Project Profile

The Douglas County Wave and Tidal Energy Power Project is proposed as a 1-3 megawatt facility situated on, immediately adjacent or in the near vicinity of the existing North and South jetties located at the mouth of the Umpqua River. Douglas County has not selected its preferred site and is evaluating four potential alternative sites.

Listed Species

The proposed project is still in the preliminary planning phase therefore no project-specific list of potentially affected species is available. The following species may occur in the vicinity of the proposed project:

Chinook Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) (Lower Columbia River, Upper Willamette River, Upper Columbia River spring-run, Snake River spring/summer, Snake River fall, California Coastal, Sacramento River winter-run, Central Valley)

Coho ESUs (Lower Columbia River, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast, Central California Coast)

Steelhead DPSs (Snake River, Upper Columbia River, Middle Columbia River, Lower Columbia River, Upper Willamette River, South-Central California Coast, Central California Coastal, Northern California, California Central Valley)

Snake River sockeye

Columbia River chum salmon

Southern DPS North American green sturgeon

Southern DPS Eulachon

Southern Resident Killer Whale

Steller Sea Lion

Sei, blue, fin, sperm, and humpback whales 

Leatherback, green, olive Ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles

Licensee

Douglas County, Ore.

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a preliminary permit in June 2010. The licensee is continuing to develop the project as of September 2012.

Resources

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-12743

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion