Coast Guard Tidal Power Tests 

The Coast Guard has signed off on its first tidal power project. It’s a small underwater turbine that’ll add power to the Coast Guard station in Eastport.That area has some of the greatest tidal swings in the United States.The $100,000 project will be used to evaluate tidal technology.Ocean Renewable Power Company began testing a prototype underwater turbine there back in December 2007. Now, a larger prototype will be used to light the Coast Guard pier and to heat rescue boats.