Hull tidal device will power aquarium and business centre

A 20 metre-long tidal power device named after the Roman god of the sea is now installed in Hull. The Neptune Proteus in the Humber estuary will provide electricity to […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A 20 metre-long tidal power device named after the Roman god of the sea is now installed in Hull. The Neptune Proteus in the Humber estuary will provide electricity to an aquarium and business centre called The Deep.

Colin Brown, chief executive of The Deep said: “There is increasing collaboration in the region to ensure that the Humber achieves prosperity through renewable energy investment.”

Nigel Petrie, chairman of Neptune Renewable Energy which built the device said: “The predictability of tides allows power companies to schedule the use of tidal energy in a way that is not possible with wind, and in terms of building up generating capacity this is clearly a key consideration.”