The produced hydrogen will be transported to Kirkwall Harbour on the island of Orkney Mainland where it is used to generate electricity and heat for berthed ferries and harbour buildings
Crown Estate Scotland recently commissioned a study into the additional value which can be generated for communities which adopt local energy systems.
The report from this study, considers a place where both offshore and onshore generation is feeding in to an island-based energy system – in this case, Orkney’s Surf’n’Turf project – and explores the wider value that adoption of such a system can bring to the local community.
The Surf ‘n’ Turf project is an innovative energy system located in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The project has been developed as a partnership between Community Energy Scotland, Eday Renewable Energy Ltd and EMEC.
The project produces hydrogen using curtailed onshore wind and tidal power from the island of Eday. The hydrogen is then transported to Kirkwall Harbour on the island of Orkney Mainland where it is used to generate electricity and heat for berthed ferries and harbour buildings.
Source: Company Press Release