Sunday, March 04, 2007

Snohomish PUD Gets FERC Permits to Study Tidal-Power Generation in Puget Sound

HeraldNet --By Lukas Velush
"The Snohomish County PUD learned [February 22nd] that it can begin studying the placement of hundreds of underwater turbines in Western Washington waters. The decision from federal energy regulators gives the utility three years to see if it makes sense to plant tidal flow turbines on the seabed at five different locations.

The study sites are Spieden and San Juan channels in the San Juan Islands, Guemes Channel near Anacortes, Agate Passage near Bainbridge Island and Rich Passage near Bremerton."