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Tidal Modelling - Extraction Scheme Modelling Scenarios Technical Report


Citation University of Edinburgh, Black & Veatch and HR Wallingford Tidal Modelling - Extraction Scheme Modelling Scenarios Technical Report, ETI, 2012. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000803.
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Author(s) University of Edinburgh, Black & Veatch and HR Wallingford
Project partner(s) Black & Veatch, HR Wallingford, University of Edinburgh
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000803
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Abstract Launched in October 2011 this project involved Black & Veatch, in collaboration with HR Wallingford and the University of Edinburgh to develop a model of the UK Continental Shelf and North European Waters, 100 times more accurate than existing marine data. This has been used to assess the tidal energy potential around the UK (tidal range and tidal streams), to inform the design of energy harnessing schemes, to assess their interactions, and to evaluate their impact on European coasts. It can also be used to renew and inform flood defences, coastal erosion and aggregate extraction. Now completed, the project has been launched to market under the brand of SMARTtide. This is available to the marine industry under licence from HR Wallingford.

This deliverable is number 3 of 10 in the Tidal Modelling project and describes the scenarios to be used within the project to investigate the potential interactions between energy extraction sites. This report will be updated later in the project once the models have been constructed.

The framework for constructing the various scenarios is to consider likely industry development for tidal range and current technologies on varying time horizons from the 2010 comparator base case scenario (where no significant tidal energy generation exists in UK waters), through to 2050 scenarios where it may be realistic to consider full utilisation of the economically viable UK tidal energy resource. 30 scenarios considering different combinations of future timeframe and development constraints (optimistic, medium, and pessimistic) for tidal current and range technology adoption are investigated.

The Executive summary of the report describes the methodology and the outcomes. Section 5 of the report summarisesthe principal features and constraints of the models.
Associated Project(s) ETI-MA1009: SMARTtide Tidal Modelling
Associated Dataset(s) EDC0000134: Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014
Associated Publication(s)

Tidal Modelling - Continental Shelf Model Requirements Document

Tidal Modelling - Detailed Tidal Range Model: Functional Summary and Testing Report

Tidal Modelling - Executive Summary - Tidal Modelling

Tidal Modelling - Executive Summary - Tidal Resource Characterisation

Tidal Modelling - Interactions: Analysis and Conclusions Report

Tidal Modelling - Interface Specification for Detailed Tidal Range Model with CSM

Tidal Modelling - Interface Specification for Tidal Stream models with the Continental Shelf Model

Tidal Modelling (Modelling Tidal Resource Interactions around the UK) - Request for Proposal

Tidal Modelling - Technical Documentation for the UK Continental Shelf Model: Part B ? The CSM Functional Summary and Testing Report

Tidal Modelling - Technical Documentation for the UK Continental Shelf Model: Part C – The CSM Web User Interface: User Guide

Tidal Modelling - TELEMAC Installation Guide

Tidal Modelling - Tidal Range Cost of Energy Model and Documentation

Tidal Modelling - Tidal Resource Characterisation and Feasible Schemes Report