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The Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) is a state-of-the-art tidal energy generation project that will reinforce the UK’s position as a world leader in marine renewables.

This transformational project will use world leading turbine technologies to produce 30MW of clean, safe, renewable energy. PTEC is the largest consented tidal stream energy project in England and Wales.

Evidence from another UK tidal power project, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), suggests that PTEC could create hundreds of jobs and attract significant investment into the local economy. According to EMEC, in EMEC’s first 10 years of operation, direct jobs in the marine energy sector in Orkney grew to 250.

PTEC’s offshore site will lie around 2.5km (1.3 nautical miles) south of St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight, and could generate electricity to power more than 15,000 homes.

Our purpose

PTEC represents a new era in tidal energy production. Our unique model enables us to produce reliable electricity at a lower price and risk than existing tidal projects. It will accelerate the UK’s adoption and understanding of tidal energy, and reinforce its standing as a world leader in marine renewables.

Global turbine manufacturers and supply chain companies are already showing interest in and commitment to the development.

It is hoped that the construction of the project will start in 2017, with potential to be generating electricity from late 2018.

Tidal streams around the Isle of Wight

Click image to enlarge: Source: IT Power