About PFR

The PFR website has been set up to become a portal of information associated with the proposed Pentland Firth area Marine Renewable projects.


The Crown Estate have announced 11 schemes capable of generating up to 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity would be built on the Pentland Firth and around the Orkney Islands, off the northern coast of the Scottish mainland.


Five sites have been allocated for tidal energy developments potentially generating 1000 megawatts (MW) of power and six for wave projects, also generating 600 MW.


Three major power firms, E.ON, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables and Scottish Power Renewables, along with MeyGen Ltd will spearhead the larger of the 11 schemes. Two of the Marine Energy developers, Pelamis and Marine Current Turbines will have smaller schemes on their own.


The five tidal energy sites are:


Westray South- SSE Renewables Developments (UK) ltd, 200MW
Cantick Head –  SSE Renewables Holdings (UK) ltd & Open Hydro Site Development Ltd, 200MW
Brough Ness – Marine Current Turbines Ltd, 100MW
Inner Sound  – Meygen Ltd, 400MW
Ness of Duncansby – Scottish Power Renewables UK Ltd, 100MW


The six wave energy sites are:


Costa Head – SSE Renewables Developments (UK) ltd, 200MW
Brough Head – Aquamarine Power Ltd & SSE Renewables Holdings (UK) ltd, 200MW
Marwick Head – Scottish Power Renewables UK Ltd, 50MW
West Orkney Middle South – E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Ltd, 50MW
West Orkney South – E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Ltd, 50MW
Farr Point – Pelamis Wave Power Ltd, 50MW