Tag Archives: Wave

Energy Hub plans boosted by feedback

August 4, 2011
Posted in Developer, News, Utility

A Thurso-based company which is gearing up to build and operate a marine energy control centre has been boosted by industry feedback to its plans.   An independent study has elicited backing for the concept being developed by Marine 5, an offshoot of IT specialists Navertech.   The company is now seeking to address issues […]

Best marine energy sites could be cost competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025

July 12, 2011
Posted in News, Policy

New in-depth analysis published today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK’s best marine energy sites could generate electricity at costs comparable with nuclear and onshore wind1.  With continued and targeted innovation this could be as soon as 2025, once cost reductions from deploying the first gigawatt of energy devices have kicked-in.   In the future […]

Aquamarine Power prepares for second Oyster installation

June 20, 2011
Posted in News

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power  took the first step towards  installation of its second full-scale Oyster wave energy converter  last week  [15 June] with the arrival of the „Excalibur‟ jack-up barge in Orkney.   The vessel is now stationed at the European Marine Energy Centre‟s (EMEC) Billia Croo site, where  the Oyster will be installed  later this summer. […]

Influential group of MP’s to visit area on renewables mission

June 17, 2011
Posted in News, Policy

An influential group of MP’s will be in Caithness next week to get an insight into the potential of the Pentland Firth for renewable energy development.   The Members of Parliament’s  Scottish Affairs Select Committee visit will focus on aspects of the committee’s inquiry into the Crown Estate in Scotland, they are examining how the Crown […]

Regional agencies publish Onshore Action Plan

June 15, 2011
Posted in CNSRP, HIE, Highland Council, News, Policy

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) facilitated workshops where work was mainly focussed on the onshore development that will be necessary in North Highland to enable and support wave, tidal and offshore wind power. These sectors have been identified as priorites for the Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership, of which the Highland […]

Pentland Firth study shows wave business potential

May 26, 2011
Posted in Crown Estate, News

Scotland’s Pentland Firth could see £100 million worth of renewable investment by 2015 rising to £6 billion before 2020 if consents are granted, grid infrastructure is installed and funding is secured, a Crown Estate study has concluded. The public body, which leases sea bed rights to wave power promoters, commissioned the research as part of […]