What Hapenned To Tidal Enegy

About two years ago there was a fanfare about Dong Energy and a smaller company getting licenses for the generation of Tidal power. This was not only going to be the start of a renewable venture here but was also going to create a significant number of jobs.

How is this progressing? What jobs have been created? 

Why the contribution is important

An important move into renewables with tax and employment benefits.

if you want public support keep them up to date - even if the news is that it is in abeyance or that no jobs have resulted. It's called accountability.

by dpfellows on April 11, 2017 at 03:47PM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter April 11, 2017 at 16:03

    Obvious source of clean green energy we can sell to UK
  • Posted by dpfellows April 11, 2017 at 21:26

    (Apologies for the title's spelling)

    I just checked back to 2014 - at the time it was announced that DONG would investigate wind farms and that Tocardo Tidal Energy Limited and Manx Tidal Energy Limited were to be granted licences for tidal power.

    The Tocardo website (very professional) lists the various schemes and the projects that they are involved with but makes no mention of the Isle of Man.

    Manx Tidal Energy Limited does not appear to have a website (it was stated on a Powerpoint Presentation to be due for launch in January 2016) but is stated to be a subsidiary of Derillion Group which in turn does not seem to have anything on the web to inform taxpayers as to what is happening - a 2015 webpage from an advidor to Manx Tidal Energy refers to possible sites and projected generation potential. Derillion Limited is listed on a company check site as a dormant company located in what appears on Google Earth to be a terrace house in Newton-le-Willows.

    So altogether not at all informative and the most recent information I can personally find is two years out of date.
  • Posted by paulg April 19, 2017 at 11:30

    I thought that there had been some preliminary work carried out to instal some sea bed anchorages for tidal energy investigations. There were construction vessels along the east coast between Ramsey and Laxey.
  • Posted by bofs0802 April 29, 2017 at 14:56

    Government should be looking for companies to investigate this. It may need some government funding to start it off but they could look for a company looking for investment.
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