Information Contact: John Miller, Executive Director, New England MREC, 508.999.6732.


August 15 Press Briefing/ Marine Energy Demonstration Hosted by New England Marine Renewable Energy Center (MREC) and Patrick Administration


Please join us on Monday, August 15 at 12:00PM at the Falmouth Marine Park (Scranton Avenue, Falmouth, Massachusetts) for a press event to announce the state's first in-ocean demonstration project of a tidal energy device in Muskeget Channel, located between Martha's Vineyard and Muskeget Island.


This is a unique opportunity to show national leaders the capability of Massachusetts and New England as a marine renewable energy development region and the economic development potential of this growing industry.


The event will feature state and federal officials, university researchers and companies involved in wind and water power technologies.


This event is being coordinated by the New England Marine Renewable Energy Center (MREC) at UMass Dartmouth, the Patrick Administration's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.


We also want to thank many of our New England MREC partners and participants for their roles in planning this event and contributing their time and resources.


Your attendance will highlight the renewable energy and economic development value of expanding the offshore energy industry in New England!


Please let us know if you can attend on August 15.


John Miller,; 508.999.MREC (6732)