30MW tidal plan for UK's IOW

The PTEC would test up to nine devices

The PTEC would test up to nine devices

Plans to develop a 30MW tidal power demonstration hub on the UK's Isle of Wight have been unveiled by developer Perpetuus Energy.

Under a joint venture with the island's local council, as many as nine prototype devices will be tested in the currents at the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) site, slated to be open "in 2015-16".

“The aim of PTEC is to make clean renewable energy for the Isle of Wight and support the development of the tidal sector by facilitating the commercialisation of tidal technologies," says PTEC project manager Mark Francis.

"This project will pave the way for future tidal stream electricity generation.”

Environmental impact assessments engineering studies are underway, led by Royal HaskoningDHV and IT Power.

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