Tidal Energy Opportunities in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary – Roger Falconer and Chris Binnie

Published on April 27, 2017 in 2017 Forum Reports, Energy, Presentation

Sustainable Severn Forum 2017In the session on Energy Opportunity for the Estuary, Roger Falconer, Professor of Water Management at Cardiff University and Chris Binnie, Professor and Independent Water Consultant presented on Tidal Energy Opportunities in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.
At the end of their talk they concluded –

  • Welcome Hendry Review and support for Swansea Bay Lagoon as “Pathfinder Project”.
  • Swansea Lagoon needs to be successful and would suggest further consideration of two design aspects.
  • DECC 2010 Severn Barrage had high impact.
  • Tidal energy parameters now much improved.
  • Lagoon and barrage impact much reduced.
  • Need for independent updated comparison?

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