Marine renewable energy developments

Marine renewable energy projects

Marine renewable energy includes:

  • Wave
  • Tidal stream
  • Tidal range

Marine renewable energy can have impacts on the environment including, birds, marine mammals, benthic ecology, fish and physical processes.

Marine renewable energy developers must assess how their project may impact on the environment.

Guidance, advice, evidence and data

Find advice, data and evidence for your marine renewable energy development:

Other information sources

Wales’ natural resources offer great potential to generate renewable energy from the wind, waves and tide. Through sustainably managing these resources we can ensure the right development in the right place, help meet decarbonisation targets and enable blue growth in Wales.

The sector is still developing and projects are still at demonstration stage. This is helping to grow understanding of environmental interactions which can be built into future projects.

Contact us

If you are considering a marine renewable energy project in Welsh waters, please get in touch with us at an early stage marine.area.advice@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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