Hydraulic Power: Under Water Power Generators (UPG)

  • Generation of electricity from the underwater current at sea & river
  • 10 MW/ generator
  • Unlimited amount of MW’s, without building dams

The UPG Turbine Design

  • Nearly eliminates friction
  • Minimizes fouling and need for maintenance
  • Provides buoyancy and maneuverability - Fixed turbines have failed consistently
  • Continuous 24/7 power generation (operating factor > 95%) - Contrasting with most renewables

UPG: Impact on human activity

Shipping Fishing Recreation
UPG None Minimal None
Lunar Energy None Significant Minimal
Marine Current Turbines Possible Interference Significant Significant
Blue Energy Possible Interference Significant Significant
Ocean Renewable Power None Minimal None
Gulf Stream Energy None Minimal None

UPG: Impact on environment

Visual Seabed Marine Life
UPG None Minimal Minimal
Lunar Energy None Significant Concern (depth of operation; noise; blade RPM)
Marine Current Turbines Yes Minimal Concern (depth of operation; noise; blade RPM)
Blue Energy Yes Minimal Concern (depth of operation; noise; blade RPM)
Ocean Renewable Power None Minimal Concern (noise; blade RPM)
Gulf Stream Energy None Minimal Concern (noise; blade RPM)