From Coast to Home: How Tidal Energy Can Help Local Communities

Did you know that tidal energy is a clean and sustainable source of power that can benefit coastal communities in a number of ways?

Tidal energy is generated by the movement of water caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun. As the tides rise and fall, turbines are turned, which generates electricity. Tidal energy is a predictable source of power, which makes it a reliable option for communities that rely on electricity.

So, what are the benefits of tidal energy for coastal communities?

Reduced carbon emissions: Tidal energy is a clean source of energy that does not produce greenhouse gases. This can help coastal communities reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to climate change mitigation.

Economic development: Tidal energy projects can create jobs in the construction, manufacturing, and operation of tidal energy facilities. This can help boost the local economy and create new opportunities for businesses and workers.

Sustainable development: Tidal energy is a sustainable source of energy that can help coastal communities reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. This can help protect the environment and ensure a clean and healthy future for future generations.

Here are some examples of successful tidal energy projects that have benefited coastal communities:

  • The MeyGen Tidal Array is one of the world's largest tidal energy projects. It is located off the coast of Scotland and began producing electricity in 2016. The project has created hundreds of jobs and has reduced carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes per year.

  • The La Rance Tidal Power Plant is the world's first and largest tidal power plant. It is located in France and has been generating electricity since 1966. The plant has produced over 20 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which has prevented the emission of over 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Infograph of tidal energy worldwide

So, what do you think? Is tidal energy a good option for coastal communities? We believe it has a lot of potential to help us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and build a cleaner, brighter future. TESUP's dedication to localised renewable energy solutions aligns perfectly with the potential of tidal energy to benefit local economies and promote sustainable development.