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 Cook Inlet to identify regions with promise for the generation of hydrokinetic energy.

You can read more in Renewable Energy Magazine’s article here.