A tidal stream energy project on the isle of Anglesey is on course to receive a £9m bonanza. The Morlais scheme led by Menter Môn, has taken a significant step forward following approval of its outline business case by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board. The first North Wales Growth Deal project will now progress to the next stage, the last before construction can begin. If the final business case is approved, the Board will invest up to £9 million of Growth Deal funding towards the infrastructure that connects the Morlais zone to the electricity network. Once completed, the Morlais project will allow developers to generate renewable electricity using one of the best tidal resources in Europe. Morlais is one of five projects within the Growth Deal’s Low Carbon Energy Programme which they say will unlock the economic benefits from this growing sector. The programme aims to position the north of Wales at the forefront of the low carbon energy sector and the drive towards net zero by 2050.
Nation Cymru 14th July 2021 read more »