San Francisco has submitted a preliminary permit application to the federal government to develop a wave power project that can generate between 10 to 30 megawatts of energy, with potential of up to 100 megawatts. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom writes at CleanTechnica:
"Ocean power is a true “game changer” in the area of renewable energy. When wave and tidal power technologies reach commercial scale, they are expected to be able to provide thousands of megawatts of power to our coastal communities, dramatically green our energy portfolios and create thousands of new American jobs. In San Francisco, we’ve been doing our part to spur these technologies by aggressively advancing tidal and wave power pilot projects. We are 100% committed to this challenge."