Why Wales?

The country has a number of factors that make it an ideal location for marine energy development:

SKILL  •  CAPACITY  •  LOCATION  •  INVESTMENT  •  ENTHUSIASM

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6.2GW

Estimated generating capacity

(over 10GW including the Severn Estuary)

362MW

Seabed agreements

In place for marine energy sites

Skilled energy sector supply chain

With experience of constructing and deploying marine energy devices

£96.2

million

Spent in Wales to date on the development of marine energy

556

person years

Employment to date across Wales

LONG TERM, DEDICATED POLITICAL SUPPORT

From Welsh Government, along with a commitment of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

€100.4

million

Funding prioritised for marine energy in Wales

8

Strategically located ports

Sited along the North, West and South coast

Test centre network

In place through the Pembrokeshire and Anglesey Demonstration Zones along with the Marine Energy Test Area

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400kV

grid connection transmission lines

Located coastally at resource areas

EXPERT ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH FACILITIES

Accessible through Welsh universities

Marine Energy Wales provides a single point of access for marine energy developers interested in Wales

Looking for a test site?

If you have a marine energy project that you are looking to test please get in touch.