Phase 3 Build-Out
Preparations for the RITE Phase 3 Build-out are now underway. On January 23, 2012 FERC issued a commercial license to Verdant Power’s RITE Project – the first commercial license for tidal power in the US.
Under the license, Verdant Power plans to develop a 1 MW pilot project in the East Channel of the East River comprised of up to 30 commercial class (Generation 5) Free Flow System turbines, which would be installed in a staged approach.
Click Here for more information on Verdant Power’s FERC license application.
A central objective of the RITE Project Phase 2 Demonstration was to monitor for any potential environmental impacts caused by the Free Flow System. Click here for an overview of these activities and results to date.
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)