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Ofgem gives green light for £260m Orkney electricity transmission link

The approval for SSEN to develop the 220MW power link is subject to conditions

Plans unveiled for ‘world’s first’ ocean-powered data centre in Scotland

SIMEC Atlantis Energy says the electricity would be supplied via a private wire network from tidal turbines at the existing MeyGen project site

India declares ocean power as renewable energy

Projects including tidal and wave will now be eligible for the non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation scheme

Scotland announces new £10m wave of funding for tidal energy

It aims to help drive innovation and reduce the cost of electricity produced

Tidal energy firm granted €1m for turbine upgrades

SIMEC Atlantis’ two-year project is expected to start in January 2019

UK tidal power firm unveils ‘world’s largest’ turbine

It is expected to be deployed on future phases of the MeyGen tidal project

Orkney tidal turbine prototype showcases ‘phenomenal performance’

The 2MW floating tidal turbine has clocked a record level of electricity generation

New online wave and tidal Matchmaker hub plays cupid

A new online hub to help subsea companies bid for wave and tidal energy contracts has been developed. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and National Subsea Research Initiative’s (NSRI) online ‘Matchmaker’ database has specifically been designed to help companies find other organisations with the expertise they’re looking for and highlight their own credentials. The service is […]

Tidal lagoon supporters go to Downing Street

A letter urging the Prime Minister to approve the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been handed in to Downing Street. Organised by local group Love the Lagoon, more than 100 businesses signed the letter backing the £1.3 billion project, which Charles Hendry suggested would offer a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. The project’s […]

Welsh tidal sector gets £4.5m boost

The tidal power sector in Wales is receiving a £4.5 million boost. The funding – £4.2 million from the EU and £300,000 from the Welsh Government – will support Mentor Môn’s Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone off the coast of Anglesey. The demonstration zones are expected to help industry develop and test new and innovative […]