To reduce the time, cost and risks faced by marine energy developers in order to accelerate growth in the sector, whilst complementing the existing test centre network present across the UK including the two Welsh Demonstration Zones.
Wales is an ideal base for marine energy developers with its excellent wave resource, strong tidal currents, experienced supply chain, port facilities and grid connection.
Our test sites
With eight pre-consented sites located in and around the Milford Haven Waterway, META aims to de-risk the development of marine energy projects by providing the opportunity to test devices, sub-assemblies and components. The sites are accessible yet still representative of real sea environments. META is non-grid connected and so is ideal for early stage developers, and is also a perfect base for research and innovation.
What Drives Us
Welsh Government committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
50-60% of the economic benefits created by marine energy are expected to be seen in rural, coastal areas
managed by Marine Energy Wales
META is managed by Marine Energy Wales, the national industry body for Wales and is administered by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, a Community Interest Company that works to protect and enhance the Pembrokeshire coast.