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

07/28/2012 - 12:36pm

Perry Marine & Construction worker Bradley McLean moving one of four turbines in preparation for alignment in Eastport, Maine by Jeffrey HainsOn July 24, 2012, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) of Portland, Maine

06/26/2012 - 2:32pm

Congressman Mike Michaud of MaineOn June 25, 2012, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that seven businesses in Maine’s second congressional district have received Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants totaling nearly $7

06/21/2012 - 9:47pm

On June 21, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a forum entitled, "Tidal Energy and Maine's International Growth Opportunity". A panel of experts from Maine and Nova Scotia outlined the opportunities that are in various stages of realization in the neighboring regions. Following are notes from the presentations.

06/20/2012 - 10:04am

Your intrepid reporter attended the 9th annual Energy Ocean International Conference on June 19, 2012, in Danvers, MA.

06/18/2012 - 11:13am

We’ve all marveled at the dramatic rise and fall of ocean tides in Maine’s bays and inlets. We have also heard of Maine companies working to harness power from ocean currents and how Maine is poised to be on the cutting edge of this renewable power source. We are no longer talking about the future, it has arrived!

03/20/2012 - 9:34pm

According to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, ("E2Tech"), "Clean Tech is defined by a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and reduce or eliminate emissions and wastes.

02/18/2012 - 7:14pm

The Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) and Maine Huts and Trails are excited to announce a partnership in conservation through education.

02/06/2012 - 6:24pm

The 9th Annual EnergyOcean International Conference & Exhibition is headed to Boston, after being held in Maine for several years in the past.

02/01/2012 - 1:34pm

The US Coast Guard has held two public hearings to gather input about Ocean Renewable Power Company's (ORPC's) proposal to install five experimental tidal power turbines between Goose Island and Grove Point in Cobscook Bay. The proposal represents the next step for the company, whose successful "Beta TidGen™" turbine produced grid-compatible electricy in 2010.

01/26/2012 - 5:29pm

Here is the full text the energy section of Governor Paul LePage's State of the State address, made on January 24, 2012: