A planning inqiury to determine if one of the world’s largest tidal energy sites can be developed off the Anglesey coast is due get under way later. The £35m Morlais scheme would cover 35 sq km (13 sq miles) of seabed to generate 240MW of electricity for 180,000 households via the power of the Irish Sea. It is expected to create 100 jobs. But opponents claim it will industrialise the seascape and could kill seabirds and marine mammals. Menter Môn, the social enterprise behind the scheme, said electricity would be generated by a series of tidal turbines located beneath the sea at South Stack, making it one of the largest tidal stream energy sites in the world.
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