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Wave and tidal power for Scotland

Energy pairing on crest of a wave The partnership plans to look for a site to the west of Shetland BBC News 15 Dec 09

One of Europe’s biggest energy companies has teamed up with an Edinburgh firm to develop the first wave power project off Shetland.

The joint scheme between Sweden’s Vattenfall and Pelamis, based in the capital, has been set up to explore wave power development opportunities.

The joint venture called Aegir said it was working towards installing a project up to 20 megawatts in scale.

If planning consent is granted, the first phase would be installed by 2014……………

First minister Alex Salmond  – “The Scottish Government is committed to developing a world-class wave and tidal energy sector and to maintain our position as a global leader in the development and deployment of these technologies.

“Investment in renewable energy is driving Scotland’s economic recovery, with projects up and down the country supporting highly skilled, low carbon jobs and we are leading the way by developing the technology and capacity in renewables, carbon capture and energy efficiency to reduce the effects of global warming.”

BBC News – Energy pairing on crest of a wave

December 16, 2009 - Posted by | renewable, UK | ,

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