The local community action group for the Pembrokeshire area Transition Bro Gwaun has reportedly secured a little over £93,000 to develop a tidal energy project off Wales.
The funding was secured through Arwain Sir Benfro’s LEADER program, according to the Western Telegraph, a Welsh regional newspaper covering the Pembrokeshire area.
Transition Bro Gwaun’s proposal will consist of a single device or a small array of tidal turbines deployed off the coastline of Fishguard and Goodwick.
The funding supports a part time development officer, and administrator/support worker, it is stated on Transition Bro Gwaun’s website.
This will enable the community to form partnerships and secure funding for further technical and environmental studies, the seabed lease, marine licence, and subsequently accumulate community capital in the project, according to Transition Bro Gwaun.
The group said the LEADER program will also resource fact finding missions, developing wider partnerships and gaining knowledge by visiting sites which are further forward in this new market or have successfully installed devices.