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Maine city hosts new wave of electricity

About 200 people attended the dedication ceremony of Ocean Renewable Power’s tidal generator Tuesday. About 200 people attended the dedication ceremony of Ocean Renewable Power’s tidal generator Tuesday. (Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe)
By Erin Ailworth
Globe Staff / July 25, 2012
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The nation’s first commercial tidal energy project was dedicated here at the northeastern tip of the United States Tuesday, the beginning of new industry that energy officials project could one day generate as much as one-third of the nation’s electricity. This project, developed by Ocean Renewable Power Co. of Portland, will become part of a network of nearly two dozen underwater turbines along the coast of Maine, producing enough electricity to power some 1,200 homes.

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