24 Jul '12, 6pm

First U.S. Tidal Power Project Launches in Maine: The ocean is a tremendous bank of energy. Covering more than

First U.S. Tidal Power Project Launches in Maine: The ocean is a tremendous bank of energy. Covering more than

While technologies harnessing energy from tides and currents have been domestically discussed for decades, no project has ever reached commercial development, and been connected to the grid in the United States. In Eastport, Maine, however, that changed today with the launch of the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) TidGen Cobscook Bay tidal energy project. Harnessing the power of the massive tidal shifts in Cobscook Bay, an inlet connected to the much larger Bay of Fundy, the project is the first in the U.S. to receive a FERC license, negotiate a power purchase agreement , and install and operate a power-producing tidal generator. As clean energy advocates, we are excited to highlight new, innovative projects that inject clean power and jobs into communities, deploy American ingenuity and know-how and utilize smart clean energy policies. The DOE invested $10 million in ...

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