Tidal power project receives FERC license

On January 23, 2012 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its first pilot project license for a tidal energy project in New York City’s East River. The project, owned by Verdant Power and known as the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project, will use the tidal currents of the East River to generate up to 1MW of electricity in a three-staged development approach, beginning in 2013. The RITE pilot project is estimated to have an annual generation of 2.4GWh after the completion of Phase 3.
Turbine generator units are mounted on the riverbed and capture energy from the tidal flow. Verdant Power’s license application was submitted under FERC’s Hydrokinetic Pilot Project Licensing Process, developed in 2008 to allow for the advancement of U.S. hydrokinetic technologies, while maintaining FERC oversight and agency input. FERC’s issuance of the license for the RITE Project is based on its analysis of a variety of monitoring measures proposed by Verdant Power that protect and enhance fish, wildlife, recreational, public safety, cultural, and aesthetic resources at the project. The pilot license issued to Verdant Power is for 10 years.
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