Gallery: Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the...

 

Each day, 100 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Canada with the force of 8,000 locomotives, creating a tidal change of up to 50 feet or more. Now Ocean Renewables Power Company (ORPC) has announced plans to tap this enormous resource by working with The Department of Energy to launch the United States’ first commercial grid-tied tidal power project! The TidGen Cobscook Bay project will generate up to 3 megawatts, which is enough electricity to provide 1,200 Maine homes and businesses with tidal energy.

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