Scotland’s tidal power hits massive record of 12GW!


In Energy Voice today:

‘Simec Atlantis Energy’s chief executive Tim Cornelius announced that the Meygen tidal array had exported more than 12 gigawatts (GW) of energy to the Scottish grid. The tidal turbine has now beaten the previous world record held by SeaGen. Mr Cornelius said: “Meygen has now exported more than 12GWh of tidal energy to the grid in Scotland, surpassing the previous record held by SeaGen in Strangford Lough (11.6 GWh). The project announced the completion of its construction phase and the start of the tidal projects 25-year operational phase last April. During Phase 1A the tidal array generated 6GW of energy and saw monthly production of 1,400MW a month of tidal energy.’

Earlier reports here on tidal power:

A tidal surge for Scottish energy?

Leading academic says Alex Salmond crowdfunding has inspired Orkney tidal turbine scheme

More signs of a tidal surge in Scotland’s renewables industry

World’s largest tidal power array comes on line in Pentland Firth and is ‘a triumph of public policy’ due to Scottish Government support

Scotland’s tidal energy expertise to help poor communities in South-East Asia

MAJOR NEWS: World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated in Scotland after £3 million funding from SNP Government

As world’s largest tidal energy plant in Pentland Firth generates 1GWh which is enough for 700 000 homes, will Scotland become the most energy-rich country in Europe?

Surf ‘n’ Turf: Innovative new tidal power generation for Orkney

Orkney tidal schemes praised after European Commission visit

Orkney’s giant tidal turbine is the world’s most powerful




6 thoughts on “Scotland’s tidal power hits massive record of 12GW!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald February 22, 2019 / 10:47 am

    But, will this still be subject to the wilfully skewed National grid pricing regime where it will cost more to transmit this energy to the neighbouring parts of the Scottish coast than it will be to transmit it to the ‘key market’ in the south east of England? This whatBodger Broon’s ‘pooling and sharing’ means in practice. It is a variation on the old negotiating stance of ‘What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is negotiable’. When you have a parcel o rogues who can be bought and sold by “global capital’s” gold, then this is what happens. Indeed, you get a place on the board of major finance corporations, darling.

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    • William Henderson February 22, 2019 / 4:59 pm

      Irony Warning!

      But you must understand, Alasdair, that our superiors in London do not tolerate being kept waiting. At 186 000 miles per second, electrical energy produced in the north of Scotland takes a whole four-thousandths of a second to reach the beating heart of the UK. Not good enough! We must pay a penalty…. 😦

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      • Contrary February 22, 2019 / 6:22 pm

        Pedantry Warning!


        You KNOW that isn’t the speed of light in atmosphere, William.

        And did you take into consideration the curvature of the earth?


        Liked by 1 person

      • William Henderson February 22, 2019 / 8:02 pm

        Ah, Contrary. Do you forget that here we work within the limits of accuracy set by the Scottish nomedia? 🙂

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    • Terence Callachan February 22, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      I was with our power until they went out of business last month, they supplied me with green power sourced in Scotland and had the cheek to charge me more than their customers in Kent for the same product and those in the Hebrides where possibly a lot of the power comes from were charged the highest rate.
      Scotland ripped off again by England


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