- Provide power from non-powered, small dams without harming wildlife
- Provide power from wild rivers without harming wildlife
- Pump water from canals and rivers
- Boost power from offshore wind farms
- Boost power from hydro-electric discharge flows
- Provide energy from discharges in lagoons
- Provide consistent power for emergency applications that depend on other methods (Solar, Wind)
- Provide open ocean charging for ships and boats
- Supply irrigation for agriculture from canals and rivers
- Provide odorless power for naval vessels/container
- Support the EV Charging infrastructure along waterways
- Pressure for desalination
Tidal currents contain reliable, predictable, renewable energy. HydroChute will increase output from existing offshore wind-farms.
From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: It has been estimated that taking just 1/1000th the available energy from the Gulf Stream would supply Florida with 35% of its electrical needs.
From The Carbon Trust: A key learning from the MEA (Marine Energy Accelerator) is that second generation devices will be needed to enable tidal energy to become a full scale industry, taking the market size from around 4TWh/y to around 20TWh/yr.