By Renewable Energy Focus staff
The scheme is proposed to start with a 10 MW project using Pelamis wave energy converters in an area of sea off the south west of Shetland.
Veijo Huusko, Head of Ocean Energy at Vattenfall and Chairman of Aegir, says: “With a rich natural resource, the Shetland Islands have a great opportunity to harness a substantial new marine industry, when the grid connection is available. So we are very glad to be cleared to do investigation works.”
Alastair Cooper, Chair of Economy & Development Committee for the Shetlands Islands Council, adds: “We regard our marine renewables resources as a major potential source of energy and prosperity for our community, not least because it is never-ending. We have every intention of encouraging development in this area, in a way that is smart and sustainable with community participation.”