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    JD Products of Fountain Valley, Calif., proposes to install 11,433 Ocean Wave Electricity Generation (OWEG) unit in 2 square nautical miles of ocean offshore of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. A 2,640-foot-long transmission line would interconnect with the power grid at the nuclear plant.

    JD Products' application said its initial plan is to install 50 units in an area of 122,000 square feet during the preliminary permit period of 36 months. However, a FERC preliminary permit merely reserves the site while the permit holder investigates the feasibility of a project and prepares a license application. It does not allow construction or installation of generating units.

    FERC issued the permit for San Onofre OWEG Electricity Farm in October 2010.

    The developer said the San Onofre nuclear plant's Station 1 is not in operation and Station 2 and 3 are to be decommissioned by 2022, allowing the wave farm to use the nuclear plant's electricity distribution system exclusively to deliver power to utility Southern California Edison.

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:49:42 AM PDT

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