Morlais Tidal Power project on Anglesey (https://www.morlaisenergy.com/), if developed, could make North Wales one of the world leaders in tidal energy. There are very few places in the world that are suitable for deploying tidal power turbines in the sea. This project, when completed (expected within three years), could generate up to 240 MW of electricity, putting it within the top three biggest tidal power generators in the world. Tidal energy is the most predictable and efficient renewable energy technology. The project already has European funding support but requires a further £9m from the Government or the North Wales Growth Deal to commence the work. Unfortunately, there is a strong chance that the European fund may not be available after this year. Any government delays in supporting this unique opportunity could permanently kill this amazing project.
The Leader 23rd June 2020 read more »