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Saturday, September 06, 2003

Tidal Power Plant Proposed for Delaware

This article, Tidal Power Plant Proposed for Inlet, Jeff Montgomery, Delawareonline.com (9/6/03) reports on a proposal by UEK, a Maryland firm, for a tidal power project to be sited on the Indian River Inlet. According to the article, the project would be comprised fo a chain of single-file floating turbines attached to the inlet bottom with electricity generated on incoming and outgoing tides. The project could generate about 10.8 megawatts of electricity. At present, UEK has approval to install a one-way turbine system in the Yukon River near Eagle, Alaska, close to the border with Canada. Company president Phillip Vauthier looks forward to his project being the first installed in the United States.


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