Plans to build a new 30-turbine tidal energy scheme near Islay have been approved by the Scot-Govt. The West Islay Tidal Energy Park will have a generating capacity of up to 30 MW, enough to power around 18,000 homes. The development by Ireland’s DP Marine Energy will create up to 32 full time jobs. Best known for its many malt whisky distilleries, Islay is also known as the place where the world’s first commercial wave-powered electrical generation station was built in 2000 near Portnahaven.
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Ministers have granted permission for a major tidal energy park off the coast of Islay. The 30-turbine West Islay Tidal Energy Park has been approved at a site about three miles off the south-west coast of the island in Argyll and Bute. The DP Marine Energy Limited development will have a generating capacity of up to 30MWh – enough to power the equivalent of 18,000 homes. It is also expected to create up to 32 jobs.
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