Tidal Power for Maine!
Congratulations to the state of Maine which just signed the first-ever government contract for renewable tidal power in the US! With power scheduled to be added to the grid as soon as October 2012, the terms of Maine’s contract call for electric utilities to negotiate for 20 years of power from the tides. According to Renewable Energy Magazine:
“Today is a major milestone in the 80-year effort to commercially harness the vast power of the tides. For longer than most of us have been alive, it has been a dream deferred. Now that dream will finally be realized,” said Maine Senate President Kevin Raye, who represents all of Washington County and eastern areas of Hancock and Penobscot Counties, and who was a Senate member of the Ocean Energy Task Force.