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    Thursday, August 06, 2015

    ALASKA NEW ENERGY TIDE COMES IN

    Tidal power startup plugs Alaska river power project to the grid

    Darren Fishell, August 6, 2015 (BDN Maine)

    “…[Ocean Renewable Power’s RivGen turbine generator was placed] in the Kvichak River to generate power for the southwestern Alaska village of Igiugig...The pilot river project has the capacity to produce up to 25 kilowatts of power and the company said the generation method from rivers can help provide power to remote communities near rivers or estuaries…[The technology] won a $1.5 million award from an Alaska state energy agency in 2012…[This is its first test of the river turbine but estimates show the] RivGen system could provide up to 10 percent of the energy needed in rural areas of Alaska [that now rely on on diesel generators]…” click here for more

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