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Meygen turbine

New study shows potential of tidal energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today (Wednesday 2 May) published a new evidence-based assessment that shows the UK’s marine energy industries can meet the requirements of the UK Government’s ‘Triple Test’.

Sian Wilson, senior energy & infrastructure manager at Crown Estate Scotland, the public body that manages leasing of seabed to support offshore renewables, said, "With MeyGen Phase 1a now fully operational, the ScotRenewables turbine continuing to produce electricity and Nova Innovation going from strength-to-strength, the industry has achieved what was asked - the continuous production of MWh - proving the generation potential, reliability and predictability.

This new study shows that tidal has proven technology and can benefit consumers, communities and the climate, with real potential for new jobs and economic growth."

ENDS

Please see here for a full copy of the report.