Crown Estate Scotland to engage with tidal, wave energy developers
Author: Paul Wordingham. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Crown Estate Scotland on Wednesday said it will conduct a survey of developers in the tidal and wave energy sectors to help inform its plans to support future leasing.
Since Crown Estate Scotland was created in 2017, leases for tidal stream and wave energy projects of up to 30 MW have been awarded on an ad-hoc basis. One of the aims of the survey is to gauge developers’ interest in future leasing opportunities.
To be executed by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland, the market engagement survey will also request updates on individual projects, inquire into development plans and schedules, and collect views on potential improvements to facilitate the sectors’ development.
“This survey will provide Crown Estate Scotland with insights from developers on their future project pipelines to inform our review of leasing activities,” said Caitlin Byers, development manager for Crown Estate Scotland.
“This will help us to ensure the leasing opportunities we offer remain appropriate for both the tidal stream and wave energy sectors over the coming years,” added Byers.
The survey will be issued by ORE Catapult in August, with anonymised key findings published later in the year.