Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project is located in the East Channel of the East River, a tidal strait connecting Long Island Sound with the Atlantic Ocean in New York Harbor. Through the use of the Free Flow System, the project generates clean energy from the natural tidal currents of the East River.
The RITE Project operates under a Hydrokinetic Pilot Project License from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Project No. P-12611) and a Water Quality Certification from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, making it the first commercially-licensed tidal power project in
the United States.