First electricity flows into the UK grid from offshore wave powered renewable energy device

Edinburgh based Ocean Power Delivery's 'Pelamis' has been operating successfully for a week in Orkney at Emec, the European Marine Energy Centre. With an output of 750-kilowatt, which is sufficient for around 500 households, Pelamis is an advanced prototype being tried out in Orkney before being put into commercial production. The first offshore wave energy was sent to the National grid at 21:55 on Sunday 15th August. After testing is complete, the company expect to take commercial orders for multi-machine projects ('wave farms').

Posted by Paul in Energy Politics at August 24, 2004 03:18 AM | 2 Comments