Approval sought for Maine tidal power project

The Associated Press
Posted Sept. 02, 2011, at 4:14 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A tidal power company has asked federal regulators for permission to test its power generation system in Maine.

Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. says it has submitted a pilot license application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project.

If approved, the company would launch a pilot project aimed at showing that its system can generate zero-emission energy without harming the environment. The project would be located in Maine’s Cobscook Bay near the boundary between Eastport and Lubuc.

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