List of tidal power stations

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 stationsEdit

OperationalEdit

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 constructionEdit

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]

ProposedEdit

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 400   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 89,100   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]

DecommissionedEdit

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 alsoEdit

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML

ReferencesEdit

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  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
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  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.
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  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. ^ "Legal fight over Open Hydro continues | SaltWire". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  19. ^ "Atlantis Successfully Decommissions 1.2 MW SeaGen Tidal System in Industry First". SIMEC Atlantis Energy. 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2020-08-23.