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EMEC Fall of Warness Tidal Test Site

EMEC Wave and Tidal lease sitesThe Fall of Warness tidal test site is located to the west of the island of Eday. The site consists of 8 cabled test berths at various depths in an approxomately 8km² area.

EMEC are working with Marine Scotland in seeking to obtain a Section 36 consent under the Electricity Act 1989 that will cover the generation of electricity for the whole Fall of Warness site. This will simplify the application process for developers testing devices in this area. It will also allow consent conditions to be applied to the whole site as well as on specific developments.

Documents related to the application process and relevant reports can be found through the links below.

Determination

Application Documents

APPLICATION FOR CONSENT UNDER SECTION 36 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 FOR THE GENERATION OF UP TO 10MW OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE EXISTING TIDAL ENERGY TEST CENTRE AT FALL OF WARNESS, ORKNEY.