Project: ITEG (Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid)
Timescale: 2017 – 2022
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 power generated by Orbital’s 2MW tidal turbine, the Orbital O2, deployed at the Fall of Warness in 2021, the project will see an additional 0.5 MW electrolyser built by AREVAH2GEN and a smart onshore energy management system (EMS) installed on Eday. This will enable EMEC to control whether the tidal power generated is fed into the national 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
- Ghent University
- AD Normandie
EMEC is the lead partner for this project. EMEC will develop an energy management system (EMS) to efficiently produce hydrogen from a tidal power input.
- 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