Project: ITEG (Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid)
Timescale: 2017 – 2021
Funder: Interreg North-West Europe
Funding: EU funding – €6.46 m/ Total budget – €11.79 m
ITEG will develop and validate an integrated tidal energy and hydrogen production solution for clean energy generation to be demonstrated in Orkney. The project addresses energy related carbon emissions in North West Europe and will tackle grid export limitations faced in remote communities. Using excess power generated by Orbital’s 2MW tidal turbine the Orbital O2 2MW (due to be deployed in 2020), the project will see an additional 0.5MW electrolyser built by AREVAH2GEN and a smart onshore energy management system (EMS) installed on Eday which will enable EMEC to determine whether the tidal power generated at the EMEC’s Fall of Warness test site is fed into the grid or into the electrolyser to produce hydrogen.
- Energy Valley
- Université de Caen Normandie
- Université le Havre Normandie
- Energy Systems Catapult
- Elogen (formerly ArevaH2Gen)
- Smart Hydrogen Company
EMEC is the lead partner for this project.
- 14 August 2019: Orbital 02 to be Built by TEXO Group in Dundee
- 02 August 2019: ITEG Project Progress – Orbital Contract Faun Trackway for Anchor Fabrication of the 02 Turbine
- November 2018: Orbital marine Power Unveil Design for Orbital 02 Tidal Turbine
- June 2018: €11 million ITEG Project to Integrate Tidal Power, Grid and Hydrogen