The UK has one of the best tidal range resources in the world. The Tidal Lagoon Power team has spent a long time looking at potential commercially viable sites of which six have been taken forward into our development programme to date.
After our pathfinder project at Swansea Bay, our proposals for five full-scale lagoons begin with Cardiff – currently the most advanced of the full-scale projects and for which we are working towards a planning application in 2018/2019. At our other proposed sites, our teams have engaged with stakeholders on the early phases of development work, iterating conceptual designs that have been created to test the feasibility of lagoons to deliver optimum power output and minimise environmental impacts.
We understand that lagoons are located in dynamic and sensitive environments and more detailed work will be required before the programme can be developed in full. Our work to date has ensured that our plans for a future fleet of lagoons are informed by real world data, active input from key stakeholders and local views from the outset. We remain confident that each lagoon could be a significant addition to the UK’s energy infrastructure.
Visit each lagoon’s project page to find out more.