Harnessing the power of the Bay

It’s a long way off, but San Francisco is planning a study of harnessing the power of the tides at the Golden Gate to provide power to nearly 40,000 homes. The mayor also wants to explore the possibility of capturing power from the waves off Ocean Beach.

There’s quite a bit to work out, of course, but the Public Utilities Commission is hoping to have a pilot project operating by 2009.

The Chronicle and the Examiner have stories about the announcement.

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