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.
Marine Energy Pembrokeshire was developed by PCF in 2010 and after 6 years the working group had grown from 8 to 80. In 2016, it was decided that Marine Energy Wales should be launched to represent the industry at a national level.
With €100.4 million of EU structural funding prioritised for marine energy in Wales over the next 5 years, two wave and tidal stream Demonstration Zones, seabed agreements in place for three separate wave and tidal stream projects, and a number of proposals for significant tidal range projects, Wales is well positioned to play a global leading role in marine energy.
The aim is to create a thriving and diverse marine energy industry in Wales by:
- Providing support and guidance for the sector
- Encouraging learning and collaboration through regular working group meetings
- Raising awareness of the country’s key development opportunities
- Engaging with stakeholders
- Providing a conduit for information for industry
- Encouraging wide participation in the marine energy industry
- Promoting wider public understanding of the benefits of marine energy