Tidal range

We are committed to working with industry and stakeholders to explore the potential to develop the UK's tidal range resources.

The west coast of the UK has some of the greatest differences in tidal heights in the world, making it well suited to exploring the potential for harnessing energy through the development of emerging tidal range technologies. Tidal range technologies include tidal lagoons and tidal barrages.

There is growing interest in the possibilities tidal range schemes may present, following the publication of an independent review (The Hendry Review) which was submitted to the UK Government in January 2017.

The Crown Estate is continuing to work with industry, Government and wider stakeholders to help understand the role tidal range energy could play in future UK energy supply. 

For further information on this process, please contact:

Tidal range

For information on tidal current and wave, please e-mail: 

Wave and tidal

Further information

Wave and tidal notices