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

01/21/2012 - 7:07pm

On January 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production, further diversify the nation's energy portfolio, and provide clean, renewable energy to coastal cities and communities.

01/11/2012 - 4:55pm

Everyone can make a difference in the movement to bring renewable energy to the United States, as exemplified by the determined students at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, ME. 

12/19/2011 - 2:47pm

On December 2, 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched  the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at advancing clean energy generation in Indian Country.

The initiative provides federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

11/29/2011 - 3:35pm

From now until December 31, 2011, the editors of and Renewable Energy World North America magazine are accepting nominations for their annual Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards. Let's put Maine on the map.

11/20/2011 - 3:25pm

On November 15, 2011, The Environmental and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) and its partners held an event heralded as the launch of Maine's Clean Tech Corridor. While it was safe to witness this launch from a mere distance of 5 feet or so, the potential economic power of the Clean Tech Corridor may be formidable, indeed.

11/11/2011 - 6:13pm

Paul Williamson of Maine Wind Industry Initiative aboard the Bremerton Ferry in WashingtonWashington State and Maine have a lot in common.

11/03/2011 - 12:34pm

The 3rd Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center’s Technical Conference will take place on November 7-8, 2011 in Cambridge. MA.

Monday sessions will address environmental considerations and challenges expected in bringing ocean energy devices on line. The afternoon sessions will cover how to harness and sustain effective tidal energy.

10/28/2011 - 2:08pm

On October 27, 2011, a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals announced a new citizens initiative to increase clean energy in Maine in order to increase energy independence, create jobs, control energy costs and cut pollution. The coalition has established a new group, Maine Citizens for Clean Energy, which is beginning to gather signatures for the November 2012 ballot.

08/31/2011 - 4:43pm

"Maine Ahead" magazine has a great article in its August issue, entitled, "Roundtable: Energy Leadership" in which it interviews 5 of Maine's energy leaders, representing 5 different types of energy.

08/05/2011 - 12:58pm

“Once the big investments in this most CO2-intensive fossil fuel are made...well, fait accompli. The price at the pump is kept low, for another half-decade, anyway, and then forget about investments in electric cars, or in infrastructure to power transportation with renewable energy.”