Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change visited Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), the Bristol based Rolls-Royce subsidiary which is pioneering tidal energy technology with an innovative subsea project off the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Harnessing the reliable and predictable energy of tidal streams, the Rolls-Royce tidal turbine unit has successfully generated and fed over 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical power into the national grid.
Charles Hendry MP commented: “The UK is leading the global renewables industry in the development of pioneering tidal energy technology. Our proposals to support the technology, under the Renewables Obligation, show that we are serious about getting marine into the mainstream.”
“I am delighted that Rolls-Royce is playing a lead role by transferring technology know-how from its wider power generation businesses to its successful Orkney Islands pilot project. This and similar projects will be instrumental in enabling cleaner, greener tidal power to fulfil its potential as part of a diverse UK energy mix.”
Turning the Tide on Renewables: Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP visited Bristol to take controls of Rolls-Royce remotely operated tidal energy turbine which is located subsea off the Orkney Islands, Scotland and has successfully generated and fed over 100 megawatt hours of electrical power into the national grid.