Strong Scottish tidal power and marine energy presence at UK wave conference

Cable reels being loaded for the Atlantis  MeyGen tidal power project off Caithness.
Cable reels being loaded for the Atlantis MeyGen tidal power project off Caithness.

There will be a strong Scots input at Renewable UK’s 13th annual Wave and Tidal Conference, being held in London on 23 February 2017.

A new RenewableUK report, “Ocean Energy Race”, is also due to be launched at the event, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of wave and tidal power, including the marine energy clusters which have sprung up around the country – in south west England, Wales and Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

Speakers include Alistair Carmichael, the Liberal MP for Orkney-Shetland, Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, and Callum McCaig MP (SNP, Aberdeen South), SNP Westminster Group Leader for Energy and Climate Change.

There will also be heavyweight input from Atlantis Resources – which is building the world’s biggest subsea tidal power station off Caithness – and from other marine and tidal power developers who are currently actively involved in sea trials at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.


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