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The Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG) project brings together partners from across the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to address energy-related carbon emissions in North-West Europe and tackle grid export limitations faced in remote areas such as Orkney.

The project consortium includes EMEC, Orbital Marine Power, AREVA H2Gen, the Energy Systems Catapult, Energy Valley/New Energy Coalition, University of Caen Normandy, University of Le Havre Normandy, Ghent University and the Normandy Development Agency.

Funded by the Interreg NWE programme, the project will deliver an onshore energy management system at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site and a new 500 kW AREVA H2Gen hydrogen electrolyser, which will be powered by Orbital’s next generating turbine, the O2 2MW. 

Project Objectives include:

  • Opening up new market opportunities for the ocean energy sector through energy storage.
  • Optimising an Energy Management System for tidal-hydrogen integration and fast-tracking the integrated solution towards commercialisation.
  • De-risking future integrated energy generation and hydrogen storage projects.
  • Building a roadmap to support replication of the ‘all-in-one’ solution across remote regions globally.

For more information, visit the ITEG project website.