Tidal power station to be developed off Cardiff Bay

Tidal lagoon electricity generating station with a potential generating capacity of 1800 MW up to a possible 2800 MW is in plan for Cardiff Bay, and will be developed by Tidal Lagoon Power.

The planned lagoon includes a seawall attached to the foreshore, at its western extent approximately 2 km from the entrance to Cardiff Bay, and at its eastern extent approximately 2 km from the mouth of the River Usk.

The furthest offshore extent is approximately 8 km from the foreshore to the centre of the Severn Estuary, according to the Planning Inspectorate.

The application is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate Q2 2017. After receipt of the application, there will be 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it.

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Image: Tidal Lagoon Power/Swansea Bay Illustration