„Morlais is a Menter Môn project which aims to benefit local communities, the economy and help tackle climate change by using renewable energy to generate clean low carbon electricity.
The Morlais project manages a 35 km2 area of seabed off the coast of Holy Island, Anglesey and has the potential to put Ynys Môn on the map in terms of tidal stream energy.
The first stage of the project focussed on securing consent from Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales. Community and stakeholder consultation and engagement was key part of this process. The application was submitted in the autumn of 2019 consent was awarded in December 2021.
The second stage of the project will put the necessary infrastructure in place for developers of tidal stream energy devices to deploy their technology in the zone. Implementation will be phased which means devices will be installed gradually to ensure that the development does not negatively impact marine wildlife.“