Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Tidal Country Notes
United States of America
Prior to submitting a licence application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Verdant Power is carrying out an 18-month study of the environmental impact and operational performance of an array of six of its Kinetic Hydro Power Systems (KHPS) in the East Channel of the East River in New York City. The Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project (RITE) is being carried out with financial support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. If the tests prove successful and a licence is granted, it is planned to scale-up the installation to 300 turbines, with a total generating capacity of up to 10 MW.