What is Marine Energy?
Our coastline’s natural resources – wind, waves and tides – have tremendous potential to produce cheap, clean energy and support thousands of new jobs in the renewable sector.
Marine Energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing industries with the power to transform our coastal communities and deliver long term economic, social and environmental benefits.
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Marine energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing industries. Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) and Tidal Stream are poised to be at the forefront of the opportunity for Wales.
in Wales’ marine energy sector to date.
full-time jobs created
and that’s just the beginning!
for Wales in the next 5 years.
OF THE Economic Benefits
will be in rural, coastal areas
The waters off the coast of Wales have some of the best wave, tidal and wind energy resources in Europe. All of these can be harnessed to generate clean power to help us reach net zero whilst protecting our valuable marine habitats. Fostering a thriving, diverse marine energy sector means generating power from multiple sources:
Moving water carries kinetic energy which can be captured by wave energy devices.
Predictable and reliable, tidal energy offers a near continuous power supply.
Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) uses floating structures tethered to the sea bed and will become the backbone of our future electrical energy system.