A TIDAL TURBINE array in the north of Scotland set a new world record for generating power and exporting it into the national grid.
The Meygen turbines
Simec Atlantis Energy’s Meygen four turbine set-up in the Pentland Firth has generated 12 gigawatt(GW) hours of electricity since it was switched on last April – enough to power almost 9,000 homes.
This beats a previous record set by Seagen in Strangford Lough, an inlet in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Simec Atlantis Energy’s Chief Executive Tim Cornelius broke the news to staff, saying: “Meygen has now exported more than 12GWh of tidal energy to the grid in Scotland, surpassing the previous record held by SeaGen in Strangford Lough (11.6 GWh). “Congratulations to all involved. Onwards.” MORE