On February 23, 2007 the New Hampshire Coastal Program (NHCP) and the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning hosted a Tidal Energy Workshop at the NHCP Office in Portsmouth. The purpose of the workshop was to provide state, local and federal resource agency staff, regional planning commissions, municipalities, and state legislators and Congressional staff from New Hampshire and Maine with an overview of the technology of tidal energy and an understanding of the many uses and resources of the Piscataqua River. The meeting was also intended to provide insight into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s preliminary permit process for tidal energy projects and the process of energy facility evaluation, siting, construction and operation in New Hampshire. The workshop was held in light of two preliminary permit applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for tidal energy projects in the Piscataqua River in New Hampshire and Maine state waters.
Links to each of the presentations given at the workshop, the final agenda, and a list of workshop attendees are listed below.
- The Federal Regulatory Process for Reviewing and Permitting Tidal Energy Projects , Christopher Yeakel and Robert Bell – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- The Marine Resources of the Piscataqua River , Bruce Smith – New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
- The Piscataqua River: Its Many Uses, Geno Marconi – Director, Division of Ports and Harbors, Pease Development Authority
- Proposed Tidal Energy Legislation (HB 694) , Thomas Fargo – New Hampshire House of Representatives
- Siting of Energy Facilities in New Hampshire , Tim Drew – Administrator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Public Information & Permitting Unit Workshop Attendees
- Tidal Energy: The State of the Technology , Jack Pare
- Energy Source Cost Comparisons , Jack Pare