619AD

UK’s first tide mill, Nendrum Monastery Northern Ireland, taps the power of our tides to grind grain.

1170

Woodbridge Tide Mill opens and continues to operate for well over 800 years; by the 1950s it had become the last of 200 working tide mills in the country and finally closed in 1957.

1849

The first recorded proposal for a tidal power station in the Severn Estuary.

1966

Rance Tidal Power Station opens in Brittany, a world first tidal barrage, deploying 10MW bi-directional bulb turbines in a salt water environment.

2011

The Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) team begins its work on a national fleet of UK power stations.

2012

The first formal planning document for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, a pathfinder for the fleet, is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

2013

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon features in the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap.

2014

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon features in the UK National Infrastructure Plan.

2015

UK Government announces the start of negotiations on a Contract for Difference for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) in its Budget statement.

TLSB features in Conservative Party General Election Manifesto.

TLP unveils plans for a national fleet of six tidal lagoon power plant and begins work to scope sites in international waters.

The initial formal planning document for Cardiff Tidal Lagoon, the first full-scale project in the fleet, is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

The world’s first tidal lagoon power plant at Swansea Bay is awarded a Development Consent Order.

2016

Tidal lagoons feature in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2021.

UK Government commissions a six month independent review of tidal lagoon energy.

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