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Marine Energy Wales State of the Sector Reports


In 2019 Marine Energy Wales launched the first ‘State of the Sector’ report summarising the positive contribution marine renewable energy is making to the Welsh economy. In 2020 the State of the Sector Report was launched online in a webinar to almost 200 delegates.

The reports highlight the findings of an industry survey conducted by Marine Energy Wales and provide information on wave, tidal stream and tidal range energy projects.



The 2020 State of the Sector 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.”