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The San Francisco Tesla Society

Presents a free presentation by

Peter O'Donnell & Joseph Neil, Ph.D.

Power From The Golden Gate

A Bold New Plan To Harness Tidal Energy In San Francisco Bay

Sunday May 11, 2003  1:00 p.m.
at 3220 Sacramento Street (near Lyon)
San Francisco, California

Will tidal power become a clean economical source of renewable energy for the Bay Area? The City of San Francisco is currently building a 2 megawatt pilot tidal power facility in the bay, underwater. If successful, the proposed plant could become one of many in the bay each expandable to 100 megawatts. San Francisco Bay has been identified as one of the top 10 locations in the world most suitable for efficiently harnessing tidal power.

Great care has been taken in the preliminary design to minimize environmental impact. Desalination and hydrogen fuel co-generation are energy application technologies that are being studied for inclusion in the project to increase commercial viability of the proposed tidal power facility.

Peter O'Donnell is a San Francisco Environmental planner. Dr. Neil represents the Hydro Venturi Company, the designer of a tidal power facility operational in Grimsby England.

SF Bay Tidal Power Plant Presentation Watch or right click  here to download a public hearing on February 28, 2003 by San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission featuring a presentation by Peter O'Donnell, Joseph Neil and others about the Hydro Venturi San Francisco bay tidal power plant proposal.  This video is 2 hours and 22 minutes long.

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