That tide just runs like the dickens all up and down the coast here, especially the further you get down towards Eastport.

Water Power Blog Posts


Maine has many ways to get power from water.  Just a few of them are: hydropower, tidal power and ocean wave power.  We will bring you conversations with experts on all of these and more.  If you are an expert on a water-power technology, or if you have questions for Maine's experts on these technologies, please join in the conversation here.

Ocean Renewable Power Company's beta tidal turbine generator

Ocean Renewable Power Company's Beta Power Generation Turbine Unit, made from composite materials

05/24/2013 - 9:43am

you do not want to be here above the hydropower dam in Brunswick Maine photo by Kay MannMaine has a rich resource in what Angus King calls, "the power of falling water".

05/20/2013 - 10:17pm

an ocean wave breaking credited to Bureau of Ocean Energy ManagementMaine lies beside a vast energy source that we can draw upon to provide for our own power needs, with enough to export: the winds, tides and waves of the ocea

05/10/2013 - 1:05pm

Orono, May 3 2013- The wind and seas raged as the 2013 Maine Wind Blade and Windstorm Challenge kicked off at the University of Maine Orono New Balance Student Recreation Center.

03/28/2013 - 12:09pm

A hydrodynamic bearing demonstration rig courtesy of NASAOn March 18, 2013, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) announced a total of $580,111 in

02/06/2013 - 6:24pm

The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado Photo courtesy of NRELOn January 30, 2013, the US Energy Department announced the second round of

01/09/2013 - 6:01pm

Interior View of the reading room inside the dome of the US CogressYou can say what you want about congressional antics around the much-sung "fiscal cliff".

12/19/2012 - 3:58pm

Ocean Renewable Power Company's underwater tidal power generation device before installation in Cobscook Bay, MaineThe Maine Composites Alliance (MCA), Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) and Environmental and Energy Techno

11/28/2012 - 3:41pm

Ocean Renewable Power Company's RivGen™ Power SystemIt seems that Maine's Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) can't stay out of the headlines lately.

09/19/2012 - 9:32pm

Tugboats installing an offshore wind power turbine in Statoil's hywind Project off Norway's coastThe National Wildlife Federation does not seem to be afraid that offshore wind turbines will pose a threat to wildlife in the

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate