Orkney Renewables

Leading the charge in the global green energy revolution

Orkney’s clean environment underpins every aspect of life in the islands, from agriculture to tourism, so it’s no surprise to learn that renewable energy is a key focus for our community.

After decades at the forefront of wind energy developments, Orkney is now at the vanguard of the marine renewables revolution, with the islands the global centre for the testing of wave and tidal energy converters.  

Indeed, more devices have been tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney than at any other site on the planet. 

In addition, Orkney’s growing network of marine operations and energy specialists serves as a model for peripheral communities around the world and we export our supply chain expertise far and wide. 

Wind energy remains as important as ever, but our innovative and enterprising community is also leading the charge with cutting edge projects focused on renewable hydrogen production and the creation of a local ‘smart’ electricity grid

And, driving around our roads you’re bound to notice the high number of electric vehicles in Orkney – more evidence of how our community has embraced renewable energy. 

Browse our website and discover why Orkney stands centre stage - the natural home for a new energy sector of critical international importance.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Energy system of the future to be demonstrated in Orkney

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flex Full Story...

Friday, April 27th 2018

EMEC FORESEA tidal energy tripod decommissioning study

Collaborative decommissioning project will conduct forensic analysis of tidal energy tripod, and feedback lessons learnt for benefit of ocean energy sector The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd has contracted Orkney-based marine operations Full Story...

Contact Information

c/o Maureen Shearer, Development Manager, HIE, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall
KW15 1JE Scotland

T: 01856888710