Tidal power development in the UK received a major boost this week as the country’s largest consented tidal stream energy project was given the green light. The Marine Management Organisation has approved the offshore elements of the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) – a tidal stream energy generation project to be constructed off the Isle of Wight. The 30MW project – a joint venture project between Perpetuus Energy and the Isle of Wight Council – has also secured its future connection to the UK’s electricity grid. It is hoped that construction will start in 2017, with potential to be generating electricity from late 2018.
Utility Week 21st April 2016 read more »
Giant tidal power developer Atlantis – which is building the biggest subsea tidal array in Europe in the Pentland Firth – has agreed a new deal to develop tidal energy in Indonesia.
Scottish Energy News 22nd April 2016 read more »