Paris Plans for Power From Hydroliennes Beneath The Seine

This week, Paris City Hall is launching an appeal to find power companies able to install eight 'hydroliennes' underneath the Seine's celebrated bridges. French power company EDF has already declared the plan interesting.

Companies interested have until the fall to submit proposals before installation, scheduled for next spring. Reactions from readers of Le Parisien have been somewhat mixed: "The idea seems good at first glance, but when they say before they've even started that the quantity of energy produced will be symbolic, almost ridiculous, why push ahead?" Another questioned why Paris would, "throw a fortune into useless hydroliennes."

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