Consent for Aquamarine Power’s Wave Farm Fantastic Milestone for Scottish Renewables Industry

Consent for Aquamarine Power's Wave Farm Fantastic Milestone for Scottish Renewables Industry

Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for the world’s largest wave energy site off the north-west coast of Lewis. The 40MW project will see the deployment of up to 50 Oyster devices along the coast at Lag na Greine, near to Fivepenny Borve.

Responding to the announcement made at the All-Energy conference in Aberdeen today (Wed 22 May), Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:

“This is a fantastic milestone for the Scottish renewables industry and this project will make a significant contribution to our energy mix once it begins generating. 

“It’s further proof that we have become home to a world leading marine energy industry that is delivering jobs and investment to communities across Scotland.

“However, we can’t forget that this is the kind of prize that could be lost unless costs for projects to connect to the grid on the islands are set at a competitive level.”


Press release, May 22, 2013; Image: Scottish Renewables