Top news, December 12 – 18, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 12 – 18, 2016.

Atlantis embarks on MeyGen’s next phase

Atlantis Resources has unveiled plans to start the construction of the second phase of the MeyGen tidal array project in 2017. The focus of the next phase will be to progress lower cost of energy for tidal stream, by including larger diameter rotors to capture more energy from the tidal flow, as well as to optimize turbine power ratings. The turbines for the project will be provided by Marine Current Turbines.

NRW may withhold marine license for Swansea tidal lagoon

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) could deny the marine license for the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon on the basis that it would have an adverse effect on the fish in the area. The predicted impact levels by NRW suggest that the lagoon could kill 21% of salmon and 25% of sea trout every year.

SEENEOH prepares two berths for tidal testing

SEENEOH tidal test center has completed the construction of two tidal testing berths at the Garonne river, Bordeaux, France. They have been operational since December 2, 2016, and the center is now ready to test tidal devices.

OERA opens tidal monitoring research call

OERA has partnered up with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, and Innovacorp to launch a $150,000 call for proposals to improve techniques for the environmental monitoring of tidal power. A total of $150,000 is being invested towards the initiative with the expectation that one or two projects will receive funding, with the deadline for proposals set for January 18, 2017.

GKinetic seeks test site partners for tidal demo

GKinetic Energy is looking for potential tidal test sites and collaborative partners for its tidal energy demonstration projects starting in 2017. The Irish tidal developer plans to deploy three 25kW river devices in the last quarter of 2017, and first quarter of 2018.

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