Scots tidal power company opens new base in Wales for 1-MW marine energy project

Dr Kate Smith
Dr Kate Smith

An Edinburgh-based tidal power developer has opened a new base in Wales and appointed a new environment manager.

Nova Innovation already has an established presence in Wales at the Marine Energy Hub at Pembroke dock

The opening of Nova’s new office in Caernarfon office and the appointment of Dr. Kate Smith signal the start of Nova’s growth in Wales, which is being supported with funding from Cronfa Cymunedau’r Arfordir (Coastal Communities Fund),

Nova is working with community group YnNi Llŷn to deliver a 1 MW project at Bardsey Island off the Llyn Peninsula, and has secured a berth in the Morlais tidal energy site off Anglesey.

In 2016 Nova Innovation was the first company in the world to deploy a fully operational grid-connected offshore array of tidal turbine generators.

  • Ocean Energy Europe – the industry association for marine renewable energy in Europe – has appointed Donagh Cagney as its new policy director.

He joins the Brussels-based body from the UK energy regulator OFGEM, where he led work on the EU’s Clean Energy Package.

26 Jan 2018

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