The AR1000 turbine becomes Scotland’s first grid-connected 1MW tidal turbine Orkney, Thursday 11th August: Atlantis Resources Corporation, the international marine energy developer, has connected its 1MW AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.  The AR1000 becomes Scotland’s first grid-connected, comme […]

Alaska studying viability of harvesting tidal power at Cook Inlet

The Alaska Energy Authority has signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct a baseline assessment of tidal hydrokinetic energy in Cook Inlet. The authority said that over the next few years NOAA will measure and model water levels and three-dimensional current, salinity and temperature fields within Co […]

Testimony before House Natural Resources Committee Highlights Hurdles Faced by Small Renewables, Including MHK Developers

Since our inception, OREC has been working to reduce hurdles to development of MHK projects in the United States.   Unfortunately, as highlighted in recent testimony by Dan Reicher, Director of Stanford’s Center on Energy and Climate Change, many of the problems experienced by the MHK industry – from lack of access to cheap capital, inadequate […]

NNMREC Selects Newport, Oregon as Site of Pacific Marine Energy Center

CORVALLIS, Ore.  – The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test Omi77 site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.   The Pacific Marine Energy Center, or PMEC, will […]

Supreme Court to Address Issue With Implications for MHK

It’s not often that the Supreme Court addresses matters with implications for the MHK industry, but tomorrow, the Court is set to hear Pacific Operators Offshore LLP v. Valladolid, which considers whether the Longshoreman’s compensation provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act apply to injuries that occurred off the OCS but related to OCS […]