The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled three public meetings this week to collect input on a proposed $70 million tidal energy project on the Pennamaquan River south of the Washington County community of Pembroke. As conceptualized by Utah-based Halcyon Marine Hydroelectric, facility would utilize proprietary technology that combines power generation during both the flood and ebb tides and which minimizes shoreline environmental impact. The Bangor Daily News, reports that FERC staffers will meet with the public, project advocates and state environmental and energy regulators on Thursday and Friday. FERC staffers and state agencies also will be meeting Wednesday with Passamaquoddy tribal officials. The meeting was described by tribal Gov. Clayton Cleaves as a workshop to discuss tribal environmental concerns about the tidal project and other fisheries management issues.