Maine officials to mark tidal power advances
EASTPORT — Gov. John Baldacci, Rep. Mike Michaud and the Coast Guard commander in northern New England are celebrating a Maine company's success in harnessing tidal power this week.
The gathering will be held Tuesday in Eastport, where Ocean Renewable Power Company last week announced its 60-kilowatt turbine-generator successfully produced grid-compatible electricity. That same unit will be used for a 60-day demonstration project for producing power for use by the Coast Guard's Eastport Station.