Gallery: NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

Free Flow System turbine being installed in the East River for testing in Dec. 2006
Wind and solar power dominate the renewable energy conversation, but tidal power could soon play a much larger role. The New York based company Verdant Power is working to build the nation's first-ever tidal power plant. The desired location? New York City's East River. The company has been testing turbines in the river since 2006, and they are currently awaiting approval of their build-out application from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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  1. mph July 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    How many megawatts will this generate? How much will it cost?