Halcyon Tidal Power works on 26-MW Maine project

Halcyon Tidal Power LLC is planning a series of public meetings in Maine as it builds citizen awareness for its Pennamaquan River tidal energy project.

The company said on its website that it is holding meetings with state and federal regulators in Bangor, Maine, concerning the Pennamaquan Project on Aug. 6 and 7. The meeting will be technical in nature but the public is welcome to attend.

The company is also holding a public meeting in Pembroke, Maine, concerning the Pennamaquan Project on Aug 8.

Halcyon Tidal Power has chosen the Pennamaquan Estuary in the Bay of Fundy in Washington County at the town of Pembroke for installation of its first ‘Halcyon Solution’ tidal range facility. The 1,500 foot enclosure will consist of up to 17 Alstom Power bulb turbine gensets placed horizontally within the powerhouse caissons at the center. Power output is expected to be at least 25.6 MW with each turbine having a maximum output of 1.6 MW. The cost to construct the facility will be approximately $122m, the company website said.

The facility will interconnect with an upgraded transmission line on the Hershey Neck Road, which terminates at the Bangor Hydro Electric substation in Pembroke.

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