Gallery: Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC’s East River

We’ve been closely following Verdant Power‘s tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency’s first license for a tidal-energy project. This is extremely exciting news, and it means that New York City’s grid could be getting power from the East River by next year! Verdant signed a 10-year contract for the 1,050-kilowatt turbine installation, officially called the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project, which is designed to bring power to nearly 10,000 New Yorkers on the residential island.

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