The current proposal is for the cable to come ashore at a Shore Station in Pacific City, Oregon. As proposed, this site will include two cable landings serving the Hydrate Ridge, Axial, and Mid-Plate Primary Nodes. The Shore Station subsystem encompasses the physical building, the battery backup and power connection to the grid, and space for the Primary Infrastructure SLTE and PFE. The shore station is described in greater detail in the 2007 RSN Shore Stations Options White Paper.
It is anticipated that parts of the existing Shore Station facility for the sub-sea cable system will be leased. The Shore Station will have access to 480 volt AC power to meet the needs of the RSN sub-sea cable system, and backup generators to meet the needs of the cable system should an AC power failure occur. The backup generators will be capable of powering the system for short durations. The Shore Station will also have 24-hour remote security monitoring.