Go-ahead for biggest tidal power scheme in Europe
Work is about to begin on the biggest tidal power project in Europe — in the Pentland Firth – after Scottish ministers awarded consent for the first phase yesterday.
Developer MeyGen can now press ahead with its proposals to build a demonstration project of up to six turbines in the waters between Orkney and the far north mainland.
The huge project – which has the potential to provide power to 42,000 homes – is one of a number of large-scale renewable energy schemes planned for the sea off of the north Highland coast.
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