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

05/14/2011 - 3:49pm

Bates College of Lewiston, Maine, is the largest purchaser of green power among the New England Small College Athletic Conference and currently ranks number one among all small, private liberal arts colleges in the EPA's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program hel

05/12/2011 - 6:39pm

The Maine Composites Alliance (MCA, Portland, Maine, USA) has been selected by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to receive an award of $489,468 in collaboration with the Maine Wind Industry Initiative and the E2Tech Council to organize, promote and expand Maine’s ocean and wind energy cluster.

05/12/2011 - 6:27pm

Maine will once again host the EnergyOcean International Conference, the world's premier event focused on renewable and sustainable energy from the oceans.

04/07/2011 - 10:39am

CompositesWorld's newest conference, organized in association with the Maine Composites Alliance, the 2011 Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar will explore the market and future opportunities in wind blade and ocean energy, and will include speaker topics on technology, design and manufactur

03/25/2011 - 12:36pm

On March 24, 2011, the E2Tech Council hosted a breakfast forum at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta, entitled, "The Governor's Policies on Environmental and Energy Issues".

12/23/2010 - 3:48pm

Welcome to Maine’s conversation abut wave energy.  Anyone who has stood near the ocean crashing on Maine’s rocky coast can testify that there is a lot of power there, and more so during a good Nor’easter than on a calm day.  There are many ways that this power can be turned into electricity for us all to use. 

12/23/2010 - 3:41pm

Welcome to Maine’s conversation about tidal power.  One natural advantage we have here is our northern location, which means that the tides run higher and lower and faster than they do in places further south. That means that our tides have more power to turn underwater turbines than do the tides further south.

12/19/2010 - 5:50pm

Fish Ladder at Worumbo Dam in Brunswick, MaineWelcome to Maine’s conversation about hydroelectric power in Maine.  If you are buying the standard offer electricity supply from one of Maine’s utilities, you may be surprised