Island County Economic Development Council and Rep. Norma Smith to host alternative tidal energy presentation at Coupeville Recreation Hall

Exciting developments are occurring in Washington’s alternative energy future and Whidbey Island’s neighboring waterways are part of that story. The Snohomish Public Utility District and the Department of the Navy are making significant investments in two in-water turbine technology projects that will be placed in Admiralty Inlet.

The local Economic Development Council (EDC) and Rep. Norma Smith are pleased to host representatives from the projects in Island County on August 26 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. In addition, the University of Washington will give a presentation and share findings of its research at the proposed Admiralty Inlet site.

“This event will help us all become more informed regarding this technology, and potential impacts to our future economic viability,” said Smith, R-Clinton. “The state’s economic security depends on reliable and renewable energy production.”

The Coupeville Recreation Hall is located at 901 Northwest Alexander Street. For additional information, contact the Island County EDC at (360) 678-6880, or toll-free at (888) 506-7999. You can also reach Rep. Smith at her district office in Coupeville at (360) 678-3604. 


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