Snohomish PUD tidal project gets $10 million federal grant

While I have some reservations from an environmental point of view, I am happy that the PUD is going to be able to do more experimentation on this. If we are ever going to get off coal and oil, we have to do some new generation on something and tidal does seem to hold some promise. Solar in the NW and wind are not going to get us there.

The Everett Herald
Tidal power here is suddenly riding a wave of cash. The Snohomish County Public Utility District was told Thursday it’s receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for its pilot tidal energy project in Admiralty Inlet. The PUD will match the grant with $10.1 million of its own. Only a handful of tidal power projects are operating worldwide, PUD officials said. "We’re excited to be leading the way in the research of this innovative energy source — another tool to help us and the nation combat climate change and attain energy independence," PUD general manager Steven Klein said in a press release.
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