Accession Number : ADA538632
Title : Electrical Power Generated from Tidal Currents and Delivered to USCG Station Eastport, ME
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER CO LLC PORTLAND ME
Report Date : 21 Jan 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 57
Abstract : This document is the final technical report for the project, Electrical Power Generated from Tidal Currents and Delivered to USCG Station Eastport, ME Pier (Project) (BAA HSCG32-09-C-R00018). The US Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center and Ocean Renewable Power Company LLC (ORPC) signed a contract effective August 26, 2009, under which ORPC delivered services for the Project, which constituted the U.S. government's first application of tidal energy. The Project sought to demonstrate that tidal currents could provide usable power to the USCG's station in Eastport, Maine (Station Eastport). To accomplish this, tidal power harnessed in Cobscook Bay by ORPC's beta pre-commercial TidGen (trademarked) power system (Beta TidGen System) was used to charge battery banks that were periodically delivered to the USCG pier to be discharged into the USCG's 41-foot Utility Boat (UTB), mainly to hear the UTB's engines.
Descriptors : *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , *TIDAL CURRENTS , PANELS , GRAPHS , ENERGY TRANSFER , BATTERY CHARGERS , TABLES(DATA) , TURBINES , PIERS , GENERATORS , COAST GUARD , MOORING , COAST GUARD SHIPS , MECHANICAL DRAWING , VELOCITY , MILITARY FACILITIES
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE