First grid connected ocean energy generation project in US launched

Researchers over the globe have been commenting on the potential of tidal and wave energy that can be constantly generated to supplement conventionally generated energy. However, generating energy from the ocean is a challenging job as the turbines and generators have to constantly withstand nature’s fury to produce electricity. Scientists at Ocean Renewable Power Company have developed the required technology for the Maine Tidal Energy Project and the first phase of plan which includes the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project has been completed.

The project, which is the first grid-connected ocean energy project in the United States, is based on the cuse of the company TidGen TGU and the company expects to have the power plant supply electricity to the grid by October. The company has hosted a dedication ceremony in Eastport, Maine, to celebrate the completion of the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy project.

Via: Alternative Consumer

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