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22 Dec 2008 05:12:10

Tidal stream generation record set



Tidal stream generation record set
A record amount of electricity was generated by a tidal stream project last week.

The SeaGen facility in Stranford Lough, Northern Ireland, achieved its maximum capacity of 1.2 megawatts ahead of the project becoming operational next year.

Two rotary blades generated enough electricity to power 1,000 homes, beating the previous record for tidal stream generation of 300 kilowatts.

Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines (MCT), said: "Generating at full power is an important milestone for the company and in particular our in-house engineering team.

"We are very pleased with SeaGen's performance during commissioning. It demonstrates, for the first time, the commercial potential of tidal energy as a viable alternative source of renewable energy."

Electricity generated by the project will be sold to Irish energy firm EXB, once the facility has undergone further testing.

Meanwhile, Tidal Energy Limited is hoping to deploy its one megawatt device in the Pentland Firth.

Testing its DeltaStream system would require developing the site, installing a subsea cable, control room and substation.


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