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Maine Tidal Power Initiative Review

Review of the Maine Tidal Power Initiative (MTPI)

Tuesday September 18th, 2012

Cobscook Community Learning Center
10 Commissary Point Road
Trescott, ME 04652

The complete set of videos is linked below

10:00  Introduction to the Maine Tidal Power Initiative – Mick Peterson

Passamaquoddy Tribal Representative
Congressman Michaud’s Office

Ocean Renewable Power Company
University of Maine – Michael Eckardt, Vice President for Research

10:45 Technical Presentations – Mick Peterson

  • 10:45-11:15  Human dimensions
    • Teresa Johnson, Stakeholder engagement and collaborative research
    • Jessica Jansujwicz, Understanding the regulatory process
  • 11:15 – 12:00  Environmental– Gayle Zydlewski
    • Haley Viehman , Assessing the effects of tidal power development on fish
    • Jeffrey Vieser, Finfish Diversity and Distribution in Cobscook Bay, Maine
    • Qingping Zou, Impact of a marine renewable energy farm on sediment transport
  • 12:00– 12:15  Other sites and trajectory
    • Johanna Szillery, Tidal Power Site Evaluation in Wiscasset, Maine: Data Gathered and Lessons Learned

12:15 – 13:10 LUNCH – by Downeast Sisters Catering Service

13:10  Engineering

  • 13:10 – 13:25:  Melissa Maynard, Offshore Geotechnics for Tidal Energy Installations
  • 13:25 – 13:55:  Turbines – Rich Kimball
    • Raul Urbina, Experimental Characterization and Modeling of a Cross Flow Turbine
    • Thom Lokocz, Testing of a Ducted Axial Flow Tidal Turbine
  • 13:55 – 14:15:  Resource Assessment– Huijie Xue
    • Huijie Xue, Evaluating the in-stream tidal power and impacts of energy extraction on hydrodynamics in Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays

14:15 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 16:00 Panels

  • Business – Mick Peterson
    • Alexander Mechanical Solutions – Jimmy Alexander
    • Ryan Beaumont Associates – Ryan Beaumont
    • Eastport Windjammers – Butch Harris
    • Ocean Renewable Power Company – Glen Marquis
    • SW Cole – Johanna Szillery
  • Regulators – Federal and State– Jessica Jansujwicz
    • US Coast Guard – Ron Beck
    • Maine Department of Environmental Protection – Jim Beyer
    • Maine Department of Marine Resources – Linda Mercer
    • NOAA – Protected Species – Jeff Murphy
  • Small sites– Dot Kelly
    • The Chewonki Foundation – Tom Twist
    • SW Cole – Johanna Szillery
    • TEDEC/MMA – Rick Armstrong
    • Pleasant Cove Homeowners – Dot Kelly
    • Passamaquoddy Tribe –Matt Lewis
    • Roque Island – Randy Goodhue
 


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Maine Maritime Academy
Maine Tidal Power Initiative
208 Boardman Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2129 | Fax: (207) 581-2379
E-mail: michael.peterson@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865