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Energy Policy S-TIDE-1

Proposals in areas under seabed agreement for tidal energy generation (see figure 5 in the technical annex) should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding.

Policy Considerations

  1. The proposals should provide evidence of an assessment of the potential impact of any area under seabed agreement for tidal energy generation.
  2. Proposals should avoid, minimised or mitigate the indirect or direct impacts to tidal energy generation areas. For example, showing compatability with tidal energy generation, limiting impact on the tidal energy site's ability to generate electricity or planning activity to take place at periods of low generation.
  3. Proposals could include a map showing the size and location of the proposal in relation to any areas with agreement for tidal enery generation.  
  4. Further information on identified tidal stream projects is available from The Crown Estate, who can help understand the potential impacts of proposals on tidal energy projects.