Marine and offshore renewable energy sources in
Wales offer a currently untapped solution to help
decarbonise businesses comprising the South Wales
Industrial Cluster, and beyond, with a high abundance
of resource availability off the South Wales coast.
Additionally, the diversity of sources represented
by wave, wind and tide can help to create a more
resilient renewable energy supply if developed in
conjunction with each other.
Both tidal range and tidal stream offer a 100%
predictable and reliable form of renewable energy;
and with tidal cycles operating at different times
at different points along the South Wales coast
there lies an opportunity to maximise balanced
power generation through geographically
This report provides a summary of the marine and
offshore renewable energy potential within and adjacent
to Welsh Waters, with a focus on those in the South and
West to ensure economic feasibility is maximised through
proximity and direct adjacency to the demand associated
with the South Wales Industrial Cluster.