Alderney Electricity has entered a decarbonisation agreement which will see the use of tidal power to diversify the island’s power supply. The joint venture with SIMEC Atlantis will see a tidal site built in the Raz Blanchard off the coast of Normandy in France. At present, the island is entirely powered by its own diesel power plant. Managing director of Alderney Electricity, James Lancaster, said it was a “great opportunity”. “Alderney’s economy has struggled in recent years but things are turning around fast; the place has a real buzz about it, so this news could not come at a better time,” he said.
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