Tidal Ties In
August 17, 2012
Into the grid, that is.
The first US commercial, grid-connected tidal energy project was deployed off the coast of Eastport in Maine last month. The Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC) TidGen™ power system was installed a few months ago.
It is harnessing energy from the tides in the By of Fundy, enough to power about 100 homes in it initially stages of deployment.
ORPC also has a partnership with Canadian Fundy Tidal Inc. to develop a tidal project using the same technology off Digby Gut. This planned project should be adding tidal power to Canada’s grid by mid-2013.