Green energy from the sea

As an island we’re surrounded by the sea, of course we are – less obvious perhaps is that it’s a potentially vast source of renewable electricity, if we can develop the technology to harness it effectively.

Whether it’s the ebb and flow of the tides, the movement of marine currents or the oscillation of waves, these truly vast energy sources present serious technological challenges - electricity and water aren't a natural fit after all :) - and they’re not currently commercially viable.

We’d like to add the power of the sea to our green electricity mix, to join the power of the wind and energy from the sun. So we’re working in partnership with a number of organisations to see if we can turn the concept into reality.