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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-21

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

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. governments first application of tidal energy. The Project sought to demonstrate that tidal currents could provide usable power to the USCGs station in Eastport, Maine Station Eastport. To accomplish this, tidal power harnessed in Cobscook Bay by ORPCs 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 USCGs 41-foot Utility Boat UTB, mainly to hear the UTBs engines.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE