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The Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) will be the world’s first multi technology tidal array demonstration facility.

At its nearest point, PTEC will lie around 2.5km south of St Catherine’s Point, from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. This ground breaking tidal energy facility will produce at least 20MW, and potentially up to 30MW (enough to power 15,000 homes), of clean, safe, and marine renewable energy, for export to the Isle of Wight grid.

Why the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight is the ideal location to develop a marine energy centre. With its strong tidal currents the area is suitable for a wide range of tidal technologies and deployment options.

The proposed development is a game-changing opportunity to create much needed jobs and training opportunities, as well as encourage local investment and diversification of local businesses. Over the project lifetime, PTEC is expected to safeguard several hundred UK jobs.

Tidal streams around the Isle of Wight

Click image to enlarge: Source: IT Power