Question: Is tidal power used today around the world?
Answer: Tidal power is used all over the world in both small scale applications like tidal mills and large hundred megawatt tidal power stations. Utility scale tidal power plants are currently operating in Canada, China, Russia, France, South Korea, and the United Kindom with additional facilities proposed in England/Wales, Philippines, and India. Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station in South Korea is the largest in operation boasting 254 MW capacity and the Russian Penzhinskaya Tidal Power Plant is the largest proposed at 87,1000 MW capacity.
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