Ocean Renewable Power Company says its 25-kilowatt RivGen Power System has been successfully deployed in the remote river village of Igiugig (ig-ee-AH'-gig). The idea is to reduce the village's reliance on diesel-powered generators and reduce power costs by using the flowing Kvichak (KWEE'-jack) River to create electricity.
AlexAnna Salmon, Village Council president, the project is now "putting clean power into our local grid without a glitch."
Ocean Renewable also has a pilot tidal project in eastern Maine. It's also establishing an office in Ireland, where the company sees an opportunity for community-based projects.