SIMEC Atlantis Energy said that its 6MW tidal energy project MeyGen has now exported 26 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity to the national grid.
To remind, MeyGen exported over 13.8GWh of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Atlantis’ operational update, equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of around 3800 typical UK homes generating a revenue of £3.9 million.
Phase 1A of MeyGen operates with 5 ROCs and had generated total revenues since operations started of £7.1 million as at the end of 2019.
During 2019, Atlantis announced its intention to develop the next phase of its MeyGen array which will see an additional 80MW of tidal capacity added to the existing project site between the island of Stroma and the mainland.
Atlantis intends to design, consent and build the world’s first ocean-powered data centre near the MeyGen site, connected to the tidal array via a private wire. A concept study has been completed with design underway to include a connection to the Celtic Norse subsea fibre optic cable currently in development. Atlantis is exploring connections to other international fibre optic cables as well.