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Admiralty Inlet Tidal Pilot Project

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State:
  • WA
County: Island
Type of Resource:
  • Wave
Operating Status:
  • Approved
Project Stage: Development
Capacity: 1 MW
Developers: Snohomish PUD
Partners: DOE
Locale:

Just off of Admiralty Head in the Admiralty Inlet, NE of Port Townsend, WA.

Description:

FERC # P-12690
Preliminary permit issued 7/8/2010

Continues moving forward. Submitted PAD 1/31/08. Second preliminary permit issued July 2010. Submitted progress report 12/29/10. Consulted with NMFS and other agencies. Conducted ROV work in area. Planning for laying undersea cable. Continuing studies and planning for deployment. (Last updated 3/21/11.)

Project Concept: This pilot project will use two 10-meter diameter open center turbines developed by OpenHydro Group Ltd. Each turbine is 500 kW and is mounted on submerged foundations. Project to collect data and applied to larger proposed Admiralty Inlet Tidal Energy project.

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