Nova Innovation has welcomed Llyr Gruffydd, a Welsh Plaid Cymru politician and a member of the Welsh Assembly for the North Wales region, to its office in Caernarfon to discuss the Ynys Enlli tidal energy project.
Nova teamed up with regional renewable energy organization YnNi Llyn to develop a tidal energy project at Bardsey Sound (Swnt Enlli) off the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
The Crown Estate 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 Llyn 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 once all of the required consents have been secured, the company explained on its website.