On November 24, 2015 the Bangor Daily News reported that the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) of Portland received a $2.25 million grant to make efficiency improvements to the deployment, anchoring and retrieval system for its tidal power generation turbines in Cobscook Bay off Lubec and Eastport. The work is expected to lower operational costs and make the technology more commercially viable. Testing is slated for 2017.
The grant was announced by Rep. Chellie Pingree and is one of 41 of the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy awards made recently. Read the full story in the Bangor Daily News.
Image courtesy of Ocean Renewable Power Company.