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Tidal range energy resource and optimization - past perspectives and future challenges

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Title: Tidal range energy resource and optimization - past perspectives and future challenges
Authors: Neill, SP
Angeloudis, A
Robins, PE
Walkington, I
Ward, SL
Masters, I
Lewis, MJ
Piano, M
Avdis, A
Piggott, MD
Aggidis, G
Evans, P
Adcock, TAA
Zidonis, A
Ahmadian, R
Falconer, R
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Tidal energy is one of the most predictable forms of renewable energy. Although there has been much commercial and R&D progress in tidal stream energy, tidal range is a more mature technology, with tidal range power plants having a history that extends back over 50 years. With the 2017 publication of the “Hendry Review” that examined the feasibility of tidal lagoon power plants in the UK, it is timely to review tidal range power plants. Here, we explain the main principles of tidal range power plants, and review two main research areas: the present and future tidal range resource, and the optimization of tidal range power plants. We also discuss how variability in the electricity generated from tidal range power plants could be partially offset by the development of multiple power plants (e.g. lagoons) that are complementary in phase, and by the provision of energy storage. Finally, we discuss the implications of the Hendry Review, and what this means for the future of tidal range power plants in the UK and internationally.
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Date of Acceptance: 2-May-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/73251
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.007
ISSN: 0960-1481
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 763
End Page: 778
Journal / Book Title: Renewable Energy
Volume: 127
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/K503733/1
EP/M011054/1
EP/R511547/1
NE/R013209/1
EP/L000407/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
Energy & Fuels
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Tidal lagoon
Tidal barrage
Resource assessment
Optimization
Hendry Review
Swansea Bay
EUROPEAN SHELF SEAS
SEVERN BARRAGE
POWER-PLANT
BRISTOL CHANNEL
HYDRODYNAMIC IMPACTS
LEVEL CHANGE
40 CANDLES
UK
SCHEMES
GENERATION
Energy
0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-05-07
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Earth Science and Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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