Next Gen Turbines To Be Installed in 2019

Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project (RITE) To Take Next Step

Updated 2 years ago David Stone
Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project (RITE) To Take Next Step
Photo courtesy of Verdant Power

At the cutting edge of new energy options, Verdant Power operated the world's first grid connected power generating turbines in a demonstration project in the East River channel just north of the Roosevelt Island, from 2006 to 2009. Its success lead to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in 2012, approving the first commercially-licensed tidal power project in the US. You can learn about how this operation is setting the pace for the world on Thursday evening, March 29th, beginning at 5:30 at the Senior Center.

The three year Generation 4 Free Flow System Demonstration that ended in 2009 is explained on the company's website:

During 2006-09, Verdant Power completed a grid-connected demonstration of the Free Flow System (Gen4) at the RITE Project. The demonstration included the operation of six full-scale tidal turbines, which delivered electricity to operating New York City businesses, representing the world’s first operation of a grid-connected array of tidal turbines.

Through the effort, Verdant Power successfully demonstrated the Free Flow System as an efficient source of clean renewable energy with the following outcomes:

  • Grid-connected power to two commercial end users
  • Fully bidirectional operation – passive yawing with high efficiency on
  • both ebb and flood tides
  • Automatic control and continuous, unattended operation
  • No fouling or damage from debris
  • 9,000 turbine-hours of operation

Kick off for the newly commercially licensed phase, including 30 turbines, is planned for 2019.

To inform Roosevelt Island residents and other interested parties, Verdant has scheduled a free form Open House at the Senior Center, 546 Main Street, from 5:30 until 9:00, on Thursday, March 29th. The Roosevelt Island Senior Association coordinates.

"The format is casual drop-in," reads the announcement. "We'll be making short presentations throughout the evening and staff will be available to answer questions."

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