Swansea Tidal Lagoon Could Provide Valuable Contribution To Electricity System

368
Hendry Releases Final Report On Tidal Power

Swansea tidal lagoon has potential to make valuable contribution to the electricity system.

Dr Simon Harrison, Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Energy Panel, said: “The recommendation to support the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is welcome news from an electricity system perspective.

A pathfinder project which, when applied at greater scale in other locations, promises long term cost competitive and predictable renewable energy

“Although it may seem relatively expensive at first, it’s important to remember that this is a pathfinder project which, when applied at greater scale in other locations, promises long term cost competitive and predictable renewable energy, and a potentially exportable technology.

While, there are no major underlying concerns over technical viability there are many issues to explore through Swansea Bay, both technical and environmental, and the learning from this project will be essential in shaping future developments and in determining their viability.”