To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a re-activation of the 1991 Wyre Tidal Barrage Scheme.
A 60-64 MW tidal barrage in the Wyre Estuary was covered in the Sustainable Development Commission's Turning the Tide report in October 2007. Officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change met representatives of Wyre Tidal Energy Limited at the end of 2008 to discuss assessment of the feasibility of a project and the likely consenting requirements. DECC have maintained contact with the company, which is also a member of the newly formed Northwest Tidal Energy Group, supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, with which DECC officials have regular meetings. Tidal power schemes below 1 GW installed capacity would be eligible for a revenue subsidy of two renewables obligation certificates / MWh.