Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) | Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC)

Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC)
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC)
Lead Organisation Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Limited
Country UK
Type Tidal
  • Type of Testing Tidal
    Year Established 2013
    Temperate/Tropical Temperate
    Commercial/Array/Full scale/Scale Commercial, Array, Full scale
    Development Status Consented


    PTEC is developing a 30MW tidal energy project, approx. 2.5km to the South of the Isle of Wight, with a potential expansion to ~300MW. The site will be divided across 2-6 ‘berths’. Berths would be allocated to a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), owned and operated by third parties. PTEC has achieved pre-consented status for a majority of tidal energy technologies and has been in development since 2013.
  • Number of Berths Up to 6
    Water Depth 35-75m
    Min Water Depth (m) 35
    Max Water Depth (m) 75
    Avg Water Depth (m)
    Annual mean significant wave height
    Maximum recorded wave height
    Mean (averaged current speed) 2.6 - 2.9 m/s
    Maximum current speed
    Maximum tidal range
    Mean wind speed
    Max wind speed
    Seabed type
    Total test area (km2) 5
    Distance to land
    Grid connected Y
    Grid connection capacity 30 MW
    Rated export capacity and connection
    Proximity to nearest harbour (km)
  • Demonstration Projects

    TBC in due course


    Will include all infrastructure required to deliver a 30MW commercial demonstration project -substation, control room, grid connection, supporting facilities, parking.

    Equipment available to support site deployments

    To be confirmed with turbine partners in due course.

    Services of test programmes offered on site

    PTEC: consents, grid connection, sub-lease and berth agreement, onshore facilities, support with commercial development and route to offtake.
    EMEC is a project partner so there is scope for ‘add-ons’ such as power performance assessments, environmental monitoring, etc.

    Key supply chain companies in the region

    Procurement strategy to be updated – several key suppliers and service providers in the Solent region.