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Renewable energy company looks to Alderney waters for tidal power project

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A renewable energy company wants to develop a large tidal project in the stretch of water between Alderney and France.

SIMEC Atlantis Energy says it could generate up to 3GW of power using underwater turbines along the Alderney Race.

The company says it has not yet started any commercial negotiations with the Alderney Commission but it wants to discuss the possibilities of using their waters.

It also says that, if the States give permission for the plans to go ahead, construction could start in 2021.