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 - Sept 1998


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


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