Question: Where is tidal energy currently being used?
Answer: As of 2010 there are currently 7 large capacity tidal power stations operational around the world. Largest of these is the South Korean Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station which has a 254 MW capacity. Similarly sized is the Rance Tidal Power Station in France. Smaller (less than 20 MW) facilities are located in Canada, China, Russia, and the UK. Additionally there are many small scale applications of tidal energy in the form of tidal mills and small scale generators.
In contrast there are several proposed tidal power stations with capacity as high as 87,1000 MW such as the Penzhinskaya Tidal Power Station in Russia. There are several other high MW capacity stations proposed for construction in South Korea, England/Wales, and the Philippines. In India a 50 MW project is proposed in the Gulf of Kutch.
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