11 Jun '18, 7pm

Energy Department Selects Six Awardees for $6.7 Million

Energy Department Selects Six Awardees for $6.7 Million

This funding comes from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Water Power Technologies Office . A key goal of the water office is driving down the cost of energy from marine energy devices. The Igiugig Village Council (IVC) in Alaska, in partnership with the Ocean Renewable Power Company of Maine, was selected to receive $2.3 million in funding to further design, construct, and test the RivGen cross-flow river current turbine system, and incorporate improved IO&M strategies early in the design phase, resulting in improved operational costs and device availability. The RivGen® Power System generates emission-free electricity from river currents and connects directly into existing remote community grids using smart grid technology. It consists of three major subsystems: shore-side power electronics, mooring system, and turbine generator (TGU) device. ...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/ocean_energy/ener...

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