Assessment of Tidal Energy Resources in Ireland

Sustainable Energy Ireland

RPS was commissioned to undertake an Assessment of Tidal Energy Resources around the Irish coastline to review existing energy devices.

The works included:

Identification of areas for cost effective exploitation of the resource.

Examination of the technical, economic, legal and other factors that may affect the development of tidal and marine current energy.

Evaluation of large deep water areas of high current velocity with a view to development of second generation deep water devices.

Estimation of the contribution of this resource to the total renewable resource in Ireland for the years up to 2020.