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Tidal Power for Jersey? Options & Opportunities

Produced by the Environment (Infrastructure, Housing and Environment)
Authored by Department of the Environment and published on 15 Dec 2008
Prepared internally, no external cost


The Tidal Power Steering Group was set up at the request of the Minister for the Environment with the broad remit of reporting on the potential contribution “tidal power” might make to Jersey’s energy requirements and the issues which might affect that.

The task of the group was to provide a report for the minister which sets out the following and makes recommendations, in respect of marine tidal energy :

  • the scope for contributing to Jersey's energy requirements from waters under the control of the States of Jersey
  • the timescale for achieving this contribution
  • what potential obstacles such as permission from the Crown, planning controls and marine user objections exist, and how might they be overcome
  • the economic feasibility of harnessing energy from local waters
  • the funding mechanisms including possible strategic partnerships and access to external funding
  • activities that could be undertaken in the short term on a "no regrets" basis
  • to explore the technology available to harness tidal power and the current readiness of this technology to deliver a tested solution

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