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Ecotricity unveil plans for UK tidal lagoon schemes
16 May, 2018
Ecotricity has presented the UK government with two alternative tidal...
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Atlantis unveils plans for 1GW of tidal power in France by 2025
Thursday, April 26, 2018 A study by marine power developer Atlantis Resources Ltd has concluded 2GW of tidal energy is immediately available to be harnessed in the Raz Blanchard, Normandy, with the potential...

Magallanes Renovables to deploy tidal technology at EMEC
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has entered into a berth agreement with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where its tidal energy...

Wave and tidal reliability project enters second phase
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The second phase of an international collaborative research project designed to improve the reliability of wave and tidal energy convertors (WEC/TEC) is now underway.

Ocean Energy’s technology to be built by Vigor and deployed in Hawaii
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Irish wave energy company Ocean Energy has announced its “OE Buoy” convertor will be built by Oregon‐based Vigor and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on the windward...

CorPower deploys wave energy technology at EMEC
Thursday, January 25, 2018 CorPower Ocean has successfully installed its half-scale C3 wave energy converter (WEC) at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.

SME completes installation of PLAT-I system
Monday, December 11, 2017 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has completed the installation of its PLAT-I tidal energy system at Connel, near Oban in western Scotland, with the first phase of commissioning...

GE technology to help connect Canadian hydro plant to grid
Friday, November 03, 2017 GE has supplied its MV7-5L Series Ultimate Waveform (UWave) high-power converters to a hydropower project on the Ottawa River in Canada, with the equipment expected to provide...

Hybrid hydro energy storage project to be installed in the US
Friday, October 20, 2017 Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, and American Electric Power (AEP) are to install a 4MW energy storage system integrated with the Buck and Byllesby hydroelectric power plants...

Wärtsilä adds wave power to portfolio
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a global agreement with Finnish-based AW-Energy that will see the firms market and install wave energy devices and take advantage of...

New fish passage facilities for Fortum hydro plant
Sunday, September 03, 2017 Modern trap and transport facilities have been commissioned at Fortum’s Montta hydropower plant on River Oulujoki, the utility has announced.

MeyGen tidal project exports 1GWh to grid
Friday, August 18, 2017 Another milestone has been reached at Atlantis Resource’ MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland with Phase 1A of the project having exported 1GWh of generation to...

GE and Fortum in digital hydro pilot agreement
Friday, August 04, 2017 GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Nordic energy company Fortum for a large scale digital pilot based on GE Predix Solutions.

Doosan Babcock to test Deep Green technology
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Doosan Babcock has been contracted by marine energy technology developer Minesto to carry out fatigue testing of its Deep Green technology.

Wärtsilä supports WaveRoller development
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Wärtsilä has announced it will support the development of AW-Energy’s latest WaveRoller wave energy convertor with a series of sub-assemblies for a prototype, as part of a project...

Feasibility study underway for Indonesian tidal project
Monday, May 15, 2017 A proposed tidal energy project in Indonesia that could eventually have a capacity of up to 115MW has taken a major step forward with news that the project’s feasibility study in underway.

Tidal power clocking up for Scotrenewables
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Scotrenewables has announced its SR2000 tidal turbine has reached a performance level which matches established offshore wind turbines – generating over 18MWh within a continuous...

Penguin generates power to UK grid
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 A new wave energy convertor (WEC) developed by Wello and named the ‘Penguin’ has successfully generated electricity into the UK national grid off the west coast of Orkney.

Wales and Canada sign marine energy agreement
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Canada have agreed to share knowledge and support development of marine energy, marking an important step towards positive collaboration...

MPS completes scale tank testing of wave energy device
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Wales-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has recently conducted scaled tank testing of its innovative WaveSub device.

GE Renewable Energy presents new digital tech for hydro
Thursday, August 04, 2016 GE Renewable Energy has released details of its intelligent Condition Monitoring System (iCMS) solution, designed to increase efficiencies at hydropower plants.

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