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Title: Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Environmental Impact Protocols For Tidal Power

Abstract

The Maine Tidal Power Initiative (MTPI), an interdisciplinary group of engineers, biologists, oceanographers, and social scientists, has been conducting research to evaluate tidal energy resources and better understand the potential effects and impacts of marine hydro-kinetic (MHK) development on the environment and local community. Project efforts include: 1) resource assessment, 2) development of initial device design parameters using scale model tests, 3) baseline environmental studies and monitoring, and 4) human and community responses. This work included in-situ measurement of the environmental and social response to the pre-commercial Turbine Generator Unit (TGU®) developed by Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) as well as considering the path forward for smaller community scale projects.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Contributing Org.:
Maine Maritime Academy, Ocean Renewable Power Company, S.W. Cole
OSTI Identifier:
1133049
Report Number(s):
Final Report
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000298
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; Tidal, biology, energy resource, cross-flow turbine

Citation Formats

Peterson, Michael Leroy, Zydlewski, Gayle Barbin, Xue, Huijie, and Johnson, Teresa R. Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Environmental Impact Protocols For Tidal Power. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1133049.
Peterson, Michael Leroy, Zydlewski, Gayle Barbin, Xue, Huijie, & Johnson, Teresa R. Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Environmental Impact Protocols For Tidal Power. United States. doi:10.2172/1133049.
Peterson, Michael Leroy, Zydlewski, Gayle Barbin, Xue, Huijie, and Johnson, Teresa R. Sun . "Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Environmental Impact Protocols For Tidal Power". United States. doi:10.2172/1133049. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133049.
@article{osti_1133049,
title = {Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Environmental Impact Protocols For Tidal Power},
author = {Peterson, Michael Leroy and Zydlewski, Gayle Barbin and Xue, Huijie and Johnson, Teresa R.},
abstractNote = {The Maine Tidal Power Initiative (MTPI), an interdisciplinary group of engineers, biologists, oceanographers, and social scientists, has been conducting research to evaluate tidal energy resources and better understand the potential effects and impacts of marine hydro-kinetic (MHK) development on the environment and local community. Project efforts include: 1) resource assessment, 2) development of initial device design parameters using scale model tests, 3) baseline environmental studies and monitoring, and 4) human and community responses. This work included in-situ measurement of the environmental and social response to the pre-commercial Turbine Generator Unit (TGU®) developed by Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) as well as considering the path forward for smaller community scale projects.},
doi = {10.2172/1133049},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {2}
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