Ocean energy

We are committed to working with industry and stakeholders to unlock the value of the significant wave and tidal energy resources within English, Welsh and Northern Irish waters.  

Our activity ranges from managing leases for seabed rights, through to helping bring the sector together to share knowledge and best practice.

To date we have:

  • Provided leases for technology test and demonstration facilities in multiple places around the UK 
  • Leased sites for a number of other tidal current and wave test and demonstration projects, some intended to comprise arrays of generation devices, around the UK
  • Published a study on UK wave and tidal resources, and ran an industry engagement exercise on future wave and tidal leasing
  • Enabled locally based organisations to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed for the first time through our demonstration zone leasing process.