Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project

Puget Sound; Admiralty Inlet, Jefferson County, Washington

Project Profile

This project is intended primarily to be a research site for tidal energy generation, and is expected to operate for just three to five years. NOAA is working with the PUD, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the Northwest National Renewable Energy Marine Center at the University of Washington to determine appropriate monitoring protocols and mitigation measures.

Listed Species

Southern Resident killer whales

North Pacific Humpback whale

Eastern Steller sea lion

Puget Sound Chinook

Hood Canal summer-run chum salmon

Puget Sound Steelhead

Southern DPS Green Sturgeon

Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS bocaccio

Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS Canary rockfish

Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS Yelloweye rockfish

Southern DPS Pacific Eulachon


Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

FERC Relicensing Status

Snohomish County PUD submitted the license application to FERC in 2011.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-12690

NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion