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MBE for tidal energy engineer and developer Professor Peter Fraenkel

January 3rd, 2013 by Marine Current Turbines

Professor Peter Fraenkel, Marine Current Turbine‘s co-founder, and until recently its Technical Director, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for his services to the UK marine energy industry. Professor Fraenkel came to Guernsey on several occasions when Guernsey Electricity Ltd had an investment in Marine Current Turbines. Guernsey Electricity Ltd […]

SeaGen tidal turbine delivers over 22.5 MWh in single day

December 5th, 2012 by Siemens AG

Siemens-owned SeaGen the world-leading tidal current system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has achieved three power generation milestones in record time. Since its installation in 2008, the tidal current turbine has fed more than six gigawatt hours of electrical power into the grid and has thus set another record for free stream tidal energy systems. […]

Siemens’ backing has facilitated plans for SeaGen commercialisation

September 14th, 2012 by Siemens AG

SeaGen, the first commercial-scale tidal stream energy system, has achieved a new milestone of 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of tidal power generation since starting operation at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. That equals the annual power consumption of 1,500 British households. The Siemens-owned system is one of the largest tidal stream power projects today. This latest […]

Guernsey’s Energy Policy Advisor speaks with Sustainable Guernsey

March 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Steve Morris, former Engineering Director at Guernsey Electricity Ltd., begins his role as States of Guernsey Energy Policy Advisor on 26 March 2012. Steve Morris discusses below some of the energy issues facing the island during an informal conversation on 5 March. —- “One of the things that needs to be done is to start […]

Guernsey Electricity sells shares in Marine Current Turbines to Siemens

February 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity (GEL) has announced that it has sold its minority share in Marine Current Turbines (MCT), developers of the SeaGen tidal turbine, to Siemens. The technology company has been steadily increasing its stake in the business. Managing director of Guernsey Electricity Alan Bates said “we have agreed to sell on our shares in MCT […]

Siemens acquires majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd.

February 17th, 2012 by Siemens AG

Siemens has acquired the majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd., the UK company based in Bristol, which develops and builds tidal power systems. “We will continue to drive the commercialization of this promising technology which harvest energy from highly predictable tidal streams. Our target is to secure a leading position in this future business.” […]

Guernsey Electricity Director Sally Ann David speaks about Guernsey’s renewable energy opportunities

November 7th, 2011 by Sally-Ann David

Guernsey is well placed to develop renewable energy resources, through technical know-how, financing and support, and importantly through the availability of a local resource. However, Guernsey may have to moderate its expectations, decide how fast to deploy the technology and, essentially, decide how it can be afforded.

Carbon Trust research finds that the UK could capture about £76 billion or 22 percent of the world’s marine energy market by 2050

May 5th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

New analysis released by the Carbon Trust shows the UK could capture just under a quarter of the global marine energy market. Equivalent to up to £76bn to the UK economy by 2050, this growing sector could also generate over 68,000 UK jobs, if the technology is successfully developed and deployed internationally and the UK […]

Professor Nicholas Day of the Guernsey Renewable Energy Forum speaks with BBC Guernsey about the publication of the Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission’s (GREC) Regional Environmental Assessment document

August 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

On Friday 30 July 2010, the shadow Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission published a draft of the Regional Environmental Assessment on their website The REA is a strategic technical assessment of the potential environmental impacts (positive and negative) that could result from harnessing marine renewable energy in Guernsey and Sark territorial waters. The release of this […]

A Presentation by Peter Fraenkel, Technical Director of Marine Current Turbines

October 21st, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) is pleased to announce a forthcoming lecture on how to get non-polluting energy from the seas using Marine Current turbines. The Lecture will be held at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on the 21st October 2009.