Tidal Energy – Lessons Learnt from the United Kingdom and Opportunities for the Netherlands
Although the tidal ranges in the Netherlands are relatively limited, opportunities may arise as several plans are being developed to re-open estuaries that have been closed in the past.
This report starts with an overview of the majority of tidal energy projects in the UK, followed by the principal issues and lessons learnt. Then, the focus changes to the Netherlands. An investigation of the opportunities for tidal energy in the Netherlands will be presented and it will be evaluated how these findings for the UK can be transferred to the Netherlands in order to support the development of tidal energy in this country.