Verdant Power has simultaneously installed three pilot tidal power turbines at its Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project site on the East River in New York City, Kallanish Energy reports.
The deployment is the first U.S. licensed tidal power project,
The pre-commercial demonstration of the proprietary integrated system is designed to optimize the economics of installatio0n and maintenance over the system’s 20-year life, said the company, a leading marine renewable energy company.
The New York-based company said the design provides for readily scalable systems to larger sizes in deeper and faster tidal straits.
The project is a grid-connected array of tidal power turbines that provided the metrics for system performance and operational costs.
“Today we are demonstrating clean power from tidal currents and that tidal power is a viable energy resources advancing our industry in the U.S. and globally,” said CEO John Benigan in a statement.
The pilot project will provide limited electricity to Roosevelt Island through a distributed generation connection to Con Edison local grid and supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
It was licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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