WQ84090 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 14/12/2021

Yn dilyn y datganiad ysgrifenedig ar 8 Rhagfyr 2021: Canlyniadau'r Archwiliad Dwfn i Ynni Adnewyddadwy, a wnaiff y Gweinidog gadarnhau pa gyllid fydd ar gael i ddatblygwyr amrediad llanw a ffrwd llanw dros y flwyddyn nesaf?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Gweinidog Newid Hinsawdd | Wedi'i ateb ar 21/12/2021

We are committed to supporting the development of tidal range and stream energy in Wales however some key levers for funding are in the hands of the UK Government. 

In particular, the UK Government has not delivered on a fit-for-purpose replacement for the European Structural Funds, which in the current programme (2014-2020) has allocated over £74m towards Marine Energy projects, as well as research projects which are developing the sector in Wales. Their plans for the Shared Prosperity Fund exclude the Welsh Government from a decision-making role on the allocation of funding in Wales. Likewise, Contracts for Difference have not been set up at a sufficient level to deliver the ambitions we have for tidal energy in Wales

Despite these challenges, we are looking into ways in which we can support innovation in new renewable technology and the future growth of the industry in Wales through the Marine Energy Programme (MEP) Revenue Support Project.  The Marine Energy Programme does not expect to provide any funding for developers of tidal range and tidal stream technologies in 2022/23.

We are also working with developers to create a positive policy framework and a streamlined and proportionate consenting regime.