List of tidal power stations

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This article lists most power stations that run on tidal power. Since tidal stream generators are an immature technology, no technology has yet emerged as the clear standard. A large variety of designs are being experimented with, with some very close to large scale deployment. Hence, the following page lists stations of different technologies.

Tidal power stations[edit]

Operational[edit]

The following table lists tidal power stations that are in operation:

Station Capacity (MW) Country Location Comm Ref
Bluemull Sound Tidal Stream Array 0.3  United Kingdom 60°41′01″N 00°59′12″W / 60.68361°N 0.98667°W / 60.68361; -0.98667 (Bluemull Sound) 2016
Eastern Scheldt Barrier Tidal Power Plant 1.25  The Netherlands 51°36′19″N 03°40′59″E / 51.60528°N 3.68306°E / 51.60528; 3.68306 (Eastern Scheldt Barrier Tidal Power Plant) 2015 [1]
Jiangxia Tidal Power Station 3.2  China 28°20′34″N 121°14′25″E / 28.34278°N 121.24028°E / 28.34278; 121.24028 (Jiangxia Tidal Power Station) 1980 [2][3]
Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station 1.7  Russia 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583 (Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station) 1968  
MeyGen 6  United Kingdom 58°39′26.15″N 3°7′1.55″W / 58.6572639°N 3.1170972°W / 58.6572639; -3.1170972 (Pentland firth) 2017
Rance Tidal Power Station 240  France 48°37′05″N 02°01′24″W / 48.61806°N 2.02333°W / 48.61806; -2.02333 (Rance Tidal Power Station) 1966  
Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station 254  South Korea 37°18′47″N 126°36′46″E / 37.31306°N 126.61278°E / 37.31306; 126.61278 (Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station) 2011 [4][5]
Uldolmok Tidal Power Station 1.5  South Korea 34°32′07″N 126°14′06″E / 34.53528°N 126.23500°E / 34.53528; 126.23500 (Uldolmok Tidal Power Station) 2009 [6]

Under construction[edit]

The following table lists tidal power stations that are currently under construction as of the date in each cited source.

Station Capacity (MW) Country Location Start Ref
Pempa’q In-Stream Tidal Energy Project 1.26  Canada 45°20′36″N 64°23′34″W / 45.34333°N 64.39278°W / 45.34333; -64.39278 (Pempa’q In-Stream Tidal Energy Project) 2019 [7][8][9]

Proposed[edit]

There are many stations in proposal at the moment.[timeframe?] The following table lists tidal power stations that are only at a proposal stage.

Station Capacity (MW) Country Location Ref
Alderney tidal plant 300  United Kingdom 49°42′52″N 2°12′19″W / 49.71444°N 2.20528°W / 49.71444; -2.20528 (Alderney) [10]
Garorim Bay Tidal Power Station 520  South Korea Garorim Bay [4]
Gulf of Kutch Project 50  India Gulf of Kutch [11]
Incheon Tidal Power Station 818 or 1,320  South Korea 37°29′48″N 126°20′32″E / 37.49667°N 126.34222°E / 37.49667; 126.34222 (Incheon Tidal Power Station) [4][12]
Mezenskaya Tidal Power Plant 24,000  Russia Mezen Bay [13]
Penzhinskaya Tidal Power Plant 87,100  Russia Penzhin Bay  
Severn Barrage 8,640  United Kingdom 51°21′30″N 03°06′00″W / 51.35833°N 3.10000°W / 51.35833; -3.10000 (Severn Barrage_dim:8000)  
Skerries Tidal Stream Array 10.5  United Kingdom 53°26′N 04°36′W / 53.433°N 4.600°W / 53.433; -4.600 (Skerries Tidal Farm) approx. [14]
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay 320  United Kingdom Swansea Bay [15]
Tugurskaya Tidal Power Plant 3,640  Russia Okhotsk Sea [16]

Decommissioned[edit]

Station Capacity (MW) Country Location Years Ref
Annapolis Royal Generating Station 20  Canada 44°45′07″N 65°30′40″W / 44.75194°N 65.51111°W / 44.75194; -65.51111 (Annapolis Royal Generating Station) 1984-2019 [17]
Minas Passage OpenHydro 2  Canada Minas Passage 2016-2018 [8][18]
Strangford Lough SeaGen 1.2  United Kingdom 54°22′04″N 05°32′40″W / 54.36778°N 5.54444°W / 54.36778; -5.54444 (Strangford Lough Seagen) 2008-2019 [19]

See also[edit]

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tocardo Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier Tidal Power Project, archived from the original on 2017-08-18, retrieved 2018-01-28
  2. ^ Jinangxia Tidal Power Station, archived from the original on 2011-07-07, retrieved 2010-03-21
  3. ^ Clark, Robert H. (30 March 2007), Jinangxia Tidal Power Station, p. 194, ISBN 9780470107096, archived from the original on 2017-02-15, retrieved 2010-03-21
  4. ^ a b c Tidal power in South Korea (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-07-06, retrieved 2010-07-17
  5. ^ "Korea JoongAng Daily: Turning tides". Archived from the original on 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  6. ^ South Korea starts up, to expand 1-MW Jindo Uldolmok tidal project, archived from the original on 2010-09-01, retrieved 2010-08-30
  7. ^ Frangoul, Anmar (2019-12-13). "Tidal energy project in Canada gets green light from authorities". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  8. ^ a b Rybus, Elizabeth Royte,Greta. "The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  9. ^ Herald, The Chronicle. "Dartmouth's Sustainable Marine unveils tidal energy platform | The Chronicle Herald". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  10. ^ "Open Hydro to build $833m tidal-power plant in Alderney". Bloomberg. 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Asia's First Tidal Power Plant". BBC. 2011-01-18. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  12. ^ Tidal Today- Tidal: Asia's Cinderella renewable energy Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Mezen Tidal Project". Carbon Solution Credit BV. Archived from the original on 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  14. ^ "£70m Skerries tidal project gets second lease of life as Atlantis buys Marine Current Turbines". WalesOnline. 2010-08-23. Archived from the original on 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  15. ^ "Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay FAQs". Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) Plc. 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  16. ^ "RusHydro bets on alternative energy". Energo News. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  17. ^ Nova Scotia Power. "Annapolis Tidal Station". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  18. ^ www.thechronicleherald.ca https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/local-business/legal-fight-over-open-hydro-continues-331863/. Retrieved 2020-08-23. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Atlantis Successfully Decommissions 1.2 MW SeaGen Tidal System in Industry First". SIMEC Atlantis Energy. 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2020-08-23.