Tidal data

Tidal data

We measure tidal power generation by comparing the real-time power generated against the tidal flow. Seabed mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) are used to acquire water level, current and wave data for the Fall of Warness test site. The instruments measure the velocity and direction of current at high vertical resolution and high frequency sampling.

As well as the hydrodynamic conditions, weather data is gathered from an onshore meteorological station on Eday. The measurement of electrical power supplied to the Grid via the substation allows the assessment of the performance of each device.

Below is a sample output of velocity data from an ADCP survey showing a 12-hour cycle. Samples are coloured from blue (for slow moving cells), through to red (for fast moving cells). This type of data is typically used by a developer to help them design their device to the precise operating conditions at the test site.

 

Live data from the tidal test site: COMING SOON

EMEC CLIENTS

Alstom

Alstom

hammerfest

hammerfest

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Power

atlantis

Atlantis Resources Corporation

bluewater

Bluewater

Nautricity

Nautricity

openhydro

Open Hydro

pelamis

pleamis

scotrenewables

Scotrenewables

scottish_power

ScottishPower Renewables

seatricity

Seatricity

Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy

voith

Voith Hydro

Wello

Wello Oy

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