Policy Submissions

S948 - A Severn Barrage


 “A Severn Barrage” Engineering the Future evidence to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

Abstract The 2010 Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study by DECC detailed a number of conclusions which led to DECC’s decision not to proceed with public investment into the Cardiff-Weston scheme considered. Since then, an alternative scheme has been developed, Hafren Power barrage, which addresses some of the issues raised. This evidence answers the ECC questions with respect to the Hafren Power Barrage scheme where possible, but we would like to make the Select Committee aware that details of this scheme are not in the public domain. The IET contributed to this joint institutions’ evidence submitted under the banner of Engineering the Future.

Submission Details Submitted on 30 November 2012 to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

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Keywords and Search Terms Tidal power, Tidal barrage, Renewable Energy, Flood management, Severn Estuary