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Sound of Islay (Wave , Agreed/Planning)

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Location in the UK : Scotland, Sound of Islay, Argyll, West Scotland    
Type of installation: Wave    on/offshore: off
Turbines :10  Capacity : 10 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation:


ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is proposing to develop a Demonstration Tidal Array in the Sound of Islay. The Tidal Array will consist of 10 tidal stream generating devices which will be fully submerged on the seabed just south of Port Askaig.

The project, the first of its kind in the world, envisages generating enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of the whole island. It is also the first tidal array project to be approved by Marine Scotland, the directorate of Scottish Government responsible for the management of Scotland's seas.

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Islay Energy Trust
Research identified the SOUND OF ISLAY as having one of the best tidal resources in the UK meeting the following criteria:

The SOUND OF ISLAY (Scottish Gaelic: Caol Ěle) is a narrow strait between the islands of Islay and Jura off the west coast of Scotland.

SOUND OF ISLAY Tidal Energy Project
ScottishPower Renewables has received consent to develop a Demonstration Tidal Array in the SOUND OF ISLAY, between the islands of Islay and Jura on the west coast of Scotland.

Scottish Power Renewables

Islay Energy Trust

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Sound of Islay, Argyll, West Scotland

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DeveloperScottish Power Renewables

 DECC Data on this Project: Sound of Islay : / 1955

Please note that where multiple DECC records are available, all are shown in order. eg Project then repowering / extension, or refused project then resubmitted.

Site Name: Sound of Islay     12 MW
Energy Type: Tidal Barrage and Tidal Stream
County: Offshore     Country: Scotland     LPA: Scottish Government (S36)
Site ID and Reference: 1988 / A0192     District:
Applicant: The Islay Energy Trust/ Atlantis     Application : n/a (Go to search to find Application)
Site Address: Islay, Western Isles
County: Offshore Region: Offshore
OS Coordinates: 143843 / 143843
Development Status: Planning Permission Granted
Application Submitted: 7/25/2010 Planning Permission Granted
Application Determined: Permission refused:
Construction Date:    
Generator Live This Record Last Updated: 3/1/2017
RO Banding (ROC/MWh) FiT Tariff (p/kWh):
  --- Additional Dates where relevant ----
Application Withdrawn:    
Permission Expiration Date:    
Secretary of State - Appeal Lodged:
Called In: Appeal Withdrawn:
Refusal: Appeal Refused:
Granted: Appeal Granted:

 OFGEM Data on this Project: Sound of Islay: Wave :


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