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TidalStream Seeks Partner to Test Ocean Turbines in Deep Waters LONDON — TidalStream Ltd., a maker of platforms for tidal-power turbines, is in talks with energy companies and utilities to test its technology in deeper waters. TidalStream is seeking to form a partnership next year, John Armstrong, a director at the London-based company, said in […]

OREC November Update

OREC regularly sends updates that includes recent news from our members and other related topics.  You can find the latest Update for November on the Updates page of this website along with all of our past Updates. Would you like to receive the updates directly in your email?  Join the OREC mailing list to get all of our newsletters, […]

DOE Announces Funding for Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research & Development

DOE Announces Funding for Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research & Development The Department of Energy announced that they will fund projects to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) renewable energy technologies.  Those topics receiving support from this funding announcement include: Advanced Controls Next-Gen Power Take-Off Projects Advanced Structures Projects Marine & Hydrokinetic Environmental Projects Projects […]

Marine Renewable Energy Legislation Introduced in Senate

August 1, 2013—Today, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, respectively, together introduced the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2013 (S. 1419). This legislation is an important step in the continued development of our nation’s marine and hydrokinetic resources (MHK) and the emergence […]

Tidal Power RECs Being Sold for the First Time in U.S.

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is selling the first-ever renewable energy certificates (REC) generated from a grid-tied tidal power facility. 3Degrees is the sole purchaser of the RECs which are being generated by ORPC’s Maine Tidal Energy Project. The project is located in the Bay of Fundy, between eastern Maine and Canada, which has a tidal range […]