Cook Inlet has long been a hotbed of oil and gas development in Alaska. But for years, renewable energy advocates have been eyeing another Cook Inlet resource — tides. The inlet has some of the largest tides in the world but their energy potential has remained untapped.
ORPC’s CEO was panelist for “Vast Potential of Marine Energy” webinar along with other marine energy CEOs and senior staff of US DOE Water Power Technology Office.
The report finds that the total marine energy technical resource in the 50 states to be 2,300 TWh/yr or the equivalent to roughly 57% of 2019 U.S. electricity generation – enough to power 220 million U.S. homes.
Igiugig, a village of about 70 on the Kvichak River near Lake Iliamna, is in the process of converting to run on hydrokinetic power. The village is only accessible by air and powered mostly by expensive diesel fuel. ORPC installed an underwater turbine in October 2019 that gener...
Maine Senators King and Collins announced that ORPC has been awarded $3,6M to build, test, and operate a modular current energy converter to improve the next generation of river-powered turbines.