The tidal current turbine installation SeaGen in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has achieved three power generation milestones.
Since its installation in 2008, the tidal current turbine has fed more than six gigawatt hours of electrical power into the grid and thus set another record for free stream tidal energy systems.
SeaGen’s leap from five to six gigawatt hours took only 68 days to complete and is therefore the narrowest time frame for the generation of a single gigawatt hour since the turbine started operation. This is even more remarkable since this period also included a 9-day outage due to a number of reasons, among them routine engineering inspections.
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