Tidal Power Development in Cobscook Bay

Articles about tidal power development in Cobscook Bay

March 1, 2013 article from The Ocean Conservancy's blog - The Blog Aquatic:
Rising Tidal Energy: What Fast Company’s #8 “Most Innovative Company in Energy” Learned from Ocean Planning by Susan Olcott

August 8, 2012 article from Conservation Law Foundation's Blog - CLF Scoop:
Waves of Change: Making a Plan for Renewable Energy by Robin Just

July 31, 2012 article in Forbes:
Can Tidal Power Create Enough Jobs to Save a Dying Town? by David Ferris

July 21, 2012 article in the Portland Press Herald :
Maine Company Leading the Way as Tidal Energy Comes of Age by Colin Woodard

2010 article on
Can tidal energy bring easternmost Maine back to life? by Colin Woodard


The PBS show Sustainable Maine recently aired an episode The Triple Bottom Line, which was partially filmed in Cobscook Bay. Take a look to learn about tidal power development in the area and how it might impact local residents.

Watch The Triple Bottom Line on PBS. See more from Sustainable Maine.



How tidal power came to the Cobscook Bay region:

Learn more about the EPRI tidal power study

Tidal power site evaluations 11.3Mb

Current Developers:

Ocean Renewable Power Company

Pennamaquan Tidal Power Project

Maine Tidal Power


Ocean Renewable Power Company Information

ORPC Presentation May 22, 2008: - Download PDF PDF (66.5Mb)

ORPC Presentation August 4, 2007 (PowerPoint).

ORPC Presentation to the Eastport City Council PDF 376Kb


Ocean Energy in Maine

Power of the Gulf: Ocean Energy In Maine

State of Maine Regulation of Tidal and Wave Energy Projects


History of Tidal Power Projects in the Cobscook Region

Quoddy Dam Museum

The Ocean Conservancy's blog: The Blog Aquatic

Date: March 1, 2013

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