Orkney Renewables

Charting a successful passage for marine renewables

Welcome to your first port of call for everything you need to know about Orkney’s global role in the drive to harness energy from the seas around us. 

With some of Europe’s best wave and tidal resources, these islands lie at the heart of a renewables revolution.

The majority of projects announced in the world’s first leasing round for commercial marine energy generation will be developed in Orkney waters.

Orkney is also home to EMEC, the European Marine Energy Centre, where pioneering developers are using world-leading test facilities to perfect the technologies needed to convert wave and tidal energy into electricity we can use in our everyday lives.

Making marine energy work is what Orkney is all about. An impressive supply chain of local businesses is geared up to support wave and tidal developers. Major investment will result in new harbour facilities. And Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council are pro-active in their backing for marine renewables.

Browse our website and discover why Orkney stands centre stage - the natural home for a new energy sector of global importance.

Friday, June 23rd 2017

Tocardo granted RO accreditation for 1.4 MW at EMEC

Tocardo Tidal Power is pleased to announce that Ofgem (the Gas and Electricity Regulator in the UK) has granted accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme for Tocardo’s 1.4 MW deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC Full Story...

Friday, June 16th 2017

EMEC to host European Ocean Energy Open Day in Orkney

European Commission representatives to visit Orkney’s world leading ocean energy test centre. Later this month, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in association with Ocean Energy Europe, will host key decision makers from the Europea Full Story...

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