Chapter 11: Marine and Hydrokinetic Power Generation and Power Plants

Eduard Muljadi, Yi-Hsiang Yu

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Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) power generation is a relatively new type of renewable generation. Predecessors such as wind power generation, hydropower plant generation, geothermal generation, photovoltaic generation, and solar thermal generation have gained a lot of attention because of their successful implementation. The successful integration of renewable generation into the electric power grid has energized the power system global communities to take the lessons learned, innovations, and market structure to focus on the large potential of MHK to also contribute to the pool of renewable energy generation. This chapter covers the broad spectrum of MHK generation. The state-of-the-art power takeoff methods will be discussed. Types of electrical generators will be presented, and the options for implementation will be presented.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB and ANSYS
EditorsF. Blaabjerg, D. M. Ionel
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-5D00-66256


  • marine hydrokinetic
  • ocean current
  • ocean energy
  • renewable energy
  • tidal
  • variable generation
  • wave


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