Bardsey Island, Wales
Nova has teamed up with regional renewable energy organisation YnNi Llŷn to develop a tidal energy project at Bardsey Sound (Swnt Enlli) off the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
The Crown Estate has awarded an Agreement for Lease (AfL) for the project which enables Nova to explore the project’s potential through site surveys and studies to inform the technical feasibility. A full Environmental Impact Assessment will also be carried out as part of the consenting process.
YnNi Llŷn will support Nova through the development of the project, and in parallel will be exploring opportunities for local use of the electricity generated.
The AfL is the first stage in the process that will allow development activity and consenting to formally start on the project. The full Lease will be awarded only once all of the required consents have been secured. The statutory consenting process involves an extensive period of consultation with both local and national stakeholders.
Nova Innovation has secured funding from the Coastal Communities Fund to support the establishment of its operations in Wales