Monday, February 18, 2013
Stormy Seas in Shetland
A large storm bringing gale force winds and high seas swept across the Atlantic at the beginning of February, hitting Scotland and bringing waves to some areas in excess of 20m height, even taller than a five storey building.
Aegir Wave Power is a joint venture company between Scottish wave power technology developer, Pelamis Wave Power, and Swedish energy utility, Vattenfall. Aegir is developing a 10MW wave farm off the southwest coast of Shetland. The farm, which was awarded an agreement for lease from The Crown Estate in May 2011, will consist of between 10 to 14 Pelamis wave machines.
The project has been made possible by plans for a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link to export electricity from Shetland to the Scottish mainland.
A joint venture between: