A TIDAL TURBINE array in the north of Scotland set a new world record for generating power and exporting it into the national grid. Simec Atlantis Energy’s Meygen four turbine set-up in the Pentland Firth has generated 12 gigawatt(GW) hours of electricity since it was switched on last April – enough to power almost 9,000 homes.
Herald 22nd Feb 2019 read more »
Tidal Power Ltd, the company behind the proposed scheme to create a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales, says it is planning to go ahead with the £1.3 billion project but with private funding. The tidal project was refused government funding two years ago because it was said to be uneconomic, less economic than either offshore wind or new build nuclear power, according to government estimates, but now conditions have changed and it is expected that it could help fill the a gap in the UKs energy demand created by suspension of work on the planned Wylfa and Oldbury nuclear power stations. Tidal Power says the project could be up and running by 2025. A number of companies have expressed an interest in signing up to buy power from the scheme, including property groups Land Securities and Berkeley Group, along with Cardiff Airport. Tidal Lagoon Power now wants to supply electricity directly to organisations and homes in Swansea via private cables to help make the £1.3 billion project commercially viable.
Modern Power Systems 22nd Feb 2019 read more »
How Northern Ireland is harnessing tidal energy to boost renewables.
Silicon Republic 21st Feb 2019 read more »