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Energy extraction by tidal impoundment involves the impoundment of seawater behind a barrage or lagoon. Power is generated when water is let into or out of the impoundment.

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  • Proposed projects in the severn estuary, UK
  • La Rance Tida Power, France -
  • Severn Tidal Fence, UK - Artists Impression
  • Annapolis Tidal Power, Canada - Courtest of Nova Scotia Power -
  • Tidal Mill Electricity Generation, La Penze, France - Courtest of Loїs Ménanteau, University of Nantes
  • Tidal Mill Tagus Estuary, Portugal - Courtest of Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal, Portugal -


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