V.А. Vasilyev, B.V. Tarnizhevskiy, ОJSC “ENIN”
Use of tidal energy hasn't yet received a wide application. The total installed capacity of tidal power plants (Tidal PPs) maintained world-wide makes 270 MW, including Tidal PPs "Rans" of 240 MW in France. In Russia since 1968 test Kislogubskaya Tidal PP with capacity of 0,4 MW is in operation at Kola peninsula. Despite of a small power of this PP, its construction and test operation allowed to define and develop the basic directions of scientific and technical progress in tidal power industry.