Tidal Power Plant

A power-generating station that harnesses the energy of tidal currents. The difference in height (head) between high and low tides is used to drive hydroelectric turbines. Current power plants use the potential energy of water stored behind a dam during a rising tide, with their turbines operating during falling and low tides. However, there are promising projects involving tidal turbine plants that make direct use of the kinetic energy of both rising and falling tidal currents.