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

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

08/29/2012 - 4:11pm

The energy and  shelter area of the common ground country fair in Unity Maine hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationAre you looking for inspiration for your next energy reform project? O

08/27/2012 - 9:04am

Ocean Renewable Power Company's TidGen TM Device Parts Dimensions and OutputOn July 24th, 2012, Ocean Renewable Power Company held a ceremony to dedicate and submerge the t

08/18/2012 - 1:34pm

With Ocean Renewable Power Company unveiling the nation’s first-ever grid-tied tidal energy project in July 2012 in Cobscook Bay, Maine, the exploration of marine energy sources got off to a roaring start. Tidal energy is only one of the many ways Maine can supply its energy needs from its 230-mile coastline.