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Around the world, major utility companies are taking part in large-scale renewable energy projects, driving down costs and increasing the amount of renewable electricity supplied to regional grids. Marine renewable energy turbines generate clean, predictable and reliable electricity that is easily accessible from many densely populated areas and major utility grids near coastlines and along large rivers.
The Bay of Fundy, located on the border between eastern Maine in the United States and Canada, is one of the most robust tidal energy resources in the world. Each day, 100 billion tons of water flow in and out with enormous force and tidal ranges of up to 50 feet or more.
At its mouth, offshore of Eastport and Lubec, Maine, ORPC made history in 2012 when we sent electricity generated by the prototype TidGen
Power System to the Emera Maine utility grid, the first grid-connected tidal power project in the country. ORPC has partnered with Emera Maine in signing the first long term contract for the sale of tidal power, a major milestone in the industry. The Maine Tidal Energy Project will eventually generate enough electricity to power every home and business in down east Maine with clean tidal energy.
02 Dec. 2020
Maine company working on tidal power with help from fed
30 Nov. 2020
Ten Years of Tidal Energy Experience with the Maine Oce
24 Nov. 2020
US Dept of Energy Announces $3.6 million in funding for
24 Nov. 2020
Pingree Announces $3.6M Grant For Maine Firm to Develop
07 Oct. 2020
RivGen sets US marine hydrokinetic turbine record
05 Oct. 2020
RivGen® Power System Now Longest Operating Current
24 Sep. 2020
ORPC CEO Testifies at US Senate Public Hearing on Marin
11 Aug. 2020
ORPC Selects Maine Company to Fabricate Second Commerci
26 Jun. 2020
ORPC Releases New Video on Autonomous Turbine Generator
30 Jan. 2020
ORPC Releases New Video on Igiugig-RivGen® Project