Tanana River Test Site | Pacific Marine Energy Center

Pacific Marine Energy Center
Pacific Marine Energy Center
Lead Organisation University of Alaska Fairbanks
Country USA
Type Current
Website https://acep.uaf.edu/programs/alaska-hydrokinetic-energy-research-center/tanana-river-hydrokinetic-test-site.aspx
  • Type of Testing Current
    Year Established 2010
    Temperate/Tropical Temperate
    Commercial/Array/Full scale/Scale Commercial,
    Full scale,
    Development Status Operational
  • Number of Berths 2
    Water Depth 7m
    Min Water Depth (m)
    Max Water Depth (m)
    Avg Water Depth (m) 7
    Annual mean significant wave height
    Maximum recorded wave height
    Mean (averaged current speed) 2-3 m/s
    Maximum current speed
    Maximum tidal range
    Mean wind speed
    Max wind speed
    Seabed type Mud, Gravel
    Total test area (km2)
    Distance to land
    Grid connected N
    Grid connection capacity
    Rated export capacity and connection
    Proximity to nearest harbour (km)
  • Demonstration Projects

    Oceana Energy, Water Horse Current Energy Converter, 5kW New Energy turbine


    Debris diversion system, barge for surface mounted turbines, office trailer on site

    Equipment available to support site deployments

    ADCPs, RTK GPS, Blueview sonar, pressure transducers, fisheries sonars, ADV, net systems for physical sampling of fish

    Services of test programmes offered on site

    Power performance assessments, environmental monitoring, infrastructure testing and development, engineering support