May 31, 2012
Michael Moore MP at the site of the Sound of Islay Tidal Energy Project
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, visited Islay this week. He met directors and staff from the Islay Energy Trust and visited the site of the Sound of Islay Tidal Energy Project.
Amongst topics under discussion were support for early tidal arrays, the benefits of community renewable projects and the shortage of grid capacity for renewable generation.
The Secretary of State also took time to visit the Islay Woolen Mill, Islay farmers, Bowmore Distillery, Dunlossit Estate and Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle.
May 17, 2012
The ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest HS1000 tidal turbine that was installed and connected to the grid last December has spent the last few months undergoing tests at the EMEC test site in Orkney.
The initial testing period has been very positive with the device achieving full export power.
ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest will be at Stand G110 and the Islay Energy Trust will be at the Argyll/HIE Stand L50 of All-Energy Conference (23rd to 24th May 2012)