Research

 

World class research taking place in Wales

Funding

 

€100.4 million EU structural funds prioritised for marine energy in Wales

Consenting Guidance

 

To assist with the application process for marine licences

Marine Energy Wales State of the Sector 2020

 

In June 2020 Marine Energy Wales launched the new ‘State of the Sector’ report which summarises the positive contribution marine renewable energy is making to the Welsh economy.

The report highlights the findings of an industry survey conducted by Marine Energy Wales and provides information on wave, tidal stream and tidal range energy projects.

 

 The report was launched in an online webinar. Please click below to watch the webinar and the presentations are available to download.

 

Running order:

Welcome and opening address: Martin Murphy, MEW Chair

Welsh Government Support for Marine Energy in Wales. Key note address from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths MS.

Key findings from MEW State of the Sector Report: Jess Hooper, MEW Programme Lead

 Spotlight on wave and tidal technology developers – Project Update, Benefits for Wales, How wave and tidal can contribute to the green recovery

Bombora Wave Power: Sam Leighton, Managing Director

Marine Power Systems: Gareth Stockman, Managing Director

Minesto: Osian Roberts, Business Development Manager

Magallanes Renovables:  Alejandro Marques, Business Development Manager

The report was welcomed by First Minister Mark Drakeford, who said “We are striving to make Wales a leading player in the marine energy field with energy generated from waves and the tide playing an important role in
our ambitions for a low-carbon economy”.

“Our aim is to generate 70% of our energy from renewable sources by 2030. The marine energy sector can play a significant role in helping Wales achieve this target and will be closely aligned with Wales’ first National Marine Plan.”

“All this underpins our ambition to build a thriving industry generating wellpaid jobs and business opportunities in Wales. We want to continue to attract developers from around the world to our Welsh waters.”