NREL Cook Inlet Research: Turning the Tide for Renewables in Alaska

NREL Cook Inlet Research: Turning the Tide for Renewables in AlaskaNational Renewable Energy Laboratory researcher Levi Kilcher, led a multi-lab team to deploy three moorings into the Cook Inlet, a highly energetic corner of the Pacific Ocean that is estimated to hold as much as 18 gigawatts of tidal energy potential – more than 20 times the amount used by all road-connected communities in Alaska. The data captured here will identify important details of the opportunities and challenges that come with turning these surging waters into a reliable and renewable power source for Alaskans.