16 Sep '13, 2pm

Largest European Tidal Energy Project Granted Consent in Scotland

Largest European Tidal Energy Project Granted Consent in Scotland

It is located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness. Developer MeyGen says it constitutes the first phase of a site that could eventually yield up to 398 MW. MeyGen said it plans to build an initial 9-MW demonstration array of up to six turbines, with construction to begin in early 2014 and turbines to be commissioned in 2015. This initial array will provide environmental data for the subsequent phases and the wider tidal energy industry, the company said. According to MeyGen, the Inner Sound has an excellent tidal resource, with maximum current speeds of up to five metres per second. The company said the site was selected for its good access to the grid and suitable water depth. Turbines will be supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest and Atlantis Resources Corporation . In an announcement before this week's Scottish Renewables Marine Ener...

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