Dynamic tidal powe
Dynamic tidal power or DTP is a new and as yet unapplied method of tidal power generation. It would involve creating a long dam-like structure perpendicular to the coast, with the option for a coast-parallel barrier at the far end, forming a large 'T' shape. This long T-dam would interfere with coast-parallel tidal wave hydrodynamics, creating water level differences on opposite sides of the barrier which drive a series of bi-directional turbines installed in the dam. Oscillating tidal waves which run along the coasts of continental shelves, containing powerful hydraulic currents, are common in e.g. China, Korea, and the UK).
The concept was invented and patented in 1997 by Dutch coastal engineers Kees Hulsbergen and Rob Steijn.