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Resource Assessment

Resource Assessment

The Bay of Fundy is world-renowned for its extreme tides, which create some of the most promising sites for tidal power development.

  • Our first goal is to determine the distribution of in-steam tidal energy in the Gulf of Maine. We will also characterize the flow variability at the proposed tidal sites.
  • Our second goal is to quantify the impact of energy extraction on the tidal flow and tidal regime by parameterizing wake effects derived from the lab study and CFD modeling in the coastal circulation model.


 
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