Marine Energy

 

Marine energy is about harnessing the energy from the sea – including waves, tidal streams and tidal range – to generate electricity.

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Resource

 

Huge resource potential in Wales with up to 6.2GW of estimated generating capacity

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Demonstration Zones

 

Home to Pembrokeshire Wave Demonstration Zone and West Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone

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Marine Energy Wales

Marine Energy Wales brings together technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector to establish Wales as a global leader in sustainable marine energy generation, making a significant contribution to a low carbon economy.

The benefits of this industry are being felt throughout the country with the creation of green sustainable jobs, growth and skills providing significant development opportunities for Wales.

Marine Energy Wales is an initiative set up and managed by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and was based on the original Marine Energy Pembrokeshire model due to demand for this to be rolled out onto a pan Wales platform. Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum is a Community Interest Company that works to protect and enhance the coastal and marine environment for current and future generations.

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire was established in 2010 and was instrumental in building a positive and unique collaboration between industry, government and academia. Many of the work streams were pan Wales with the collaboration viewed as best practice on a worldwide scale. Over the course of 6 years Marine Energy Pembrokeshire experienced rapid growth and working group membership expanded from 8 original members to present levels of 80.

Marine Energy Wales was set up in 2016 to continue the work that Marine Energy Pembrokeshire started.

 

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