Tidal power is an energy source that is generated by tidal waves, which come at predictable hours every day.
Thousands of homes are poised for a huge energy lifeline via the launch of the deep-sea tidal project, which will see the construction of a hydro-electric dam to help provide a clean and reliable source of power. Centre Point Holding's project, in partnership with Centrica, will see a state-of-the-art container terminal built in the Wash, East Anglia, which provides a tidal area of 780sq Km for renewable energy production. But as part of the project, a hydro-electric dam, aimed at boosting sea defence, will also help to harness energy generated by the sea's waves. Tidal power is an energy source that is generated by tidal waves, which come at predictable hours every day.
James Suttclife, CEO Centre Port Holdings, said that his project will bring a huge boost to the Wash region, and will supply up to 600,000 homes and businesses with clean and reliable power.
He told Express.co.uk: "This is meeting the Government's requirement for more renewable energy. The good news about tidal is that it is entirely predictable. It happens twice a day, every day, so it is entirely predictable energy for the next thousand years or so.
"The project itself will last at least 200 years because most of the Victorian ports that were built 200 years ago are still there. This structure will be there for a very long time, unlike wind farms which need to be rebuilt every 25 years.
"Turbine systems are fairly simple at the end of the day. They can easily be serviced on-site. You don't have to go on a ship to get out to the like you do with wind turbines."