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America’s First Ocean Energy Delivered to the Grid
September 13, 2012

Portland, ME, September 13, 2012 – Bangor Hydro Electric Company verified today that electricity is being delivered to their power grid from Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project. This is the first power from any ocean energy project including offshore wind, wave and tidal, to be delivered to an electric utility grid in the United States, and it is the only ocean energy project, other than one using a dam, that delivers power to a utility grid anywhere in North, Central and South America. This achievement is being hailed around the globe.





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