Matching tidal current plants to local flow conditions

I. G. Bryden, S. Naik, P. Fraenkel, C. R. Bullen

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This paper is an outline of a methodology which may be used to optimise the development of a tidal current resource. The size and potential of the European tidal current energy resource is indicated and a brief description of a potential technology option is given. The overlying principles of resource conversion are discussed and a methodology required to achieve optimal exploitation is presented. Aspects of the methodology are outlined using examples drawn from tidal current studies in the European Union (EU).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-709
Number of pages11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998


  • Alternative energy
  • Energy resource
  • European
  • European Union
  • Methodology
  • Tidal power


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