The Energy Dashboard is an incredibly useful tool, highlighting Great Britain’s energy generation over a 48 hour period. Constantly updated, it shows fluctuations between resources used. It’s made for interesting reading over the last few weeks.
Specifically, it has perfectly captured that, when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun fails to shine, we fall back on fossil fuels or other non-renewable sources.
While we continue to almost solely invest in intermittent generation systems, we’ll remain a prisoner of high-emission and environmentally damaging coal, oil and gas.
Continuing down this road, for want of a better phrase, will lead us to hell in a petrol-powered handcart. There’s no Planet B… so we need to make the best of what we have.
Tidal is the ONLY current, truly renewable system which can:
- Deliver reliable, regular energy day-in-day-out, through the cycles of our seas and oceans
- Be designed, specified and engineered to manipulate these cycles, to produce clean electricity 24/7, 365 days a year
This is precisely what TPGen24 has been designed to deliver, using a very simple triple tidal lagoon structure, and advanced smart controls. Just to offer an insight into our system’s potential to transform the way we generate energy; here’s how the dashboard might look by 2030 with just one TPGen24 plant built and deployed off Wales or the North West Coast of England:
It’s a compelling proposition. The good news is it’s within our grasp.
As the TPGen24’s concept continues to refine, we get another step closer to realising our vision as reality.
What’s vitally important is we make the case, not only for our own technology, but that of the tidal industry in general, if we want to avoid a future of green energy shortages and expensive, non-renewable imports.
It’s a future we know we cannot afford, so let’s do something about it now, before it’s too late.
We have a scalable answer, which will deliver long-term value.