CAITHNESS councillors were given an insight into “the exciting new steps” for the pioneering MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth. They were among a delegation from Highland Council which heard about the world leading development during a visit to the Nigg Energy Park in Easter Ross on Thursday. The councillors from Caithness, Sutherland and other parts of the Highlands were told about the plans by Simec Atlantis Energy – the company behind the scheme – to upgrade its MeyGen project in the Inner Sound between Stroma and the Caithness mainland. At present, it produces six megawatts of power but that will rise to 86MW in the next phase of the operation which includes plans to supply power to a data centre in what is expected to be a global first for marine energy.
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