Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

Perpetuus Energy and the Isle of Wight Council have signed a joint venture to develop a world leading tidal array demonstration site and development centre in the UK.

Subject to achieving consents, it will be built in 2015/2016 and when fully operational, tidal stream turbines will be installed in the fast moving tidal currents to the south of the Isle of Wight to generate electricity.

European Marine Energy Centre joins forces with PTEC for large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight

PTEC tidal flows

The long-running PTEC story has sprung back into life, on the signing of a new agreement with an Orkney-based company, promising a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight. Here are all the new details so far

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 2:15pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee debate called-in Cabinet decision to extend £1m PTEC loan (updated)

Cllr richard hollis in online meeting

The decision made by the Isle of Wight council Cabinet was called in and debated today. Read News OnTheWight's comprehensive report

Monday, 28th September, 2020 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council decision to relax repayment terms for £1m PTEC loan investment called in (updated)

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Some members of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee say a Cabinet decision was made without providing information to the committee to scrutinise beforehand. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre

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The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine's Point

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tidal energy project out of hibernation, as IWC is asked to invest another £244,000

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The once controversial tidal energy project - that many people thought had shut down - appears to be coming back to life with the council deciding on whether they will invest £244,000

Friday, 13th March, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

PTEC project that council invested £1m in now on hold

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

Without the "financial support mechanism" in place, officers say it would be unwise to move forward with the scheme, so the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) which promised skilled jobs and renewable energy is on hold. It's unclear whether the council will ever see the return of their £1m unsecured loan.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

PTEC announce partnership with two tidal turbine manufacturers

Triton tidal energy

The Isle of Wight tidal energy generation project announces their first partnerships with two global tidal turbine manufacturers.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 7:30am

By Rachel Wild with 10 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight


Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Controversial tidal power scheme gets approval

Rob Stevens

The scheme was strongly opposed by residents on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, but is being hailed as a world-leading scheme that will put Isle of Wight on the map.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:26pm

By Rachel Wild with 28 readers' comments

PTEC confirm tidal energy towers will be 9m above water

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

The MMO has accepted an amendment to the current license application under consideration for use of the area off St Catherine’s on the south coast of the Isle of Wight to test tidal energy schemes.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 10:46am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Council approve plans for tidal energy substation at Flowersbrook

Green light

Despite local opposition and a 1,700 petition objecting to the plans, five of the seven committee members were satisfied with the information provided by the officers.

Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 8:20am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Residents turn out to show opposition to Flowersbrook development (video)

Flowersbrook site

Seven members of the planning committee attended the site of the proposed onshore elements of the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre visit on Friday morning last week. They'll be making their decision on the application later today. There's a video to watch too.

Tuesday, 9th June, 2015 11:46am

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments