GlosCAN’s Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thu 12 October. Raquel Hughes from Tidal Lagoon Power, Gloucester, gave a detailed presentation about the proposed tidal lagoon pilot project in Swansea Bay. The project is ready and awaiting decision by Government.
Issues discussed included the ideal nature of the Severn estuary, construction methods and materials used, potential output of different sizes of lagoon, the price of power generated, managing input to the grid, and suitable sites in the UK. It was estimated that six large-size lagoons (larger than the pilot lagoon) around the UK could provide 8% of UK energy. This would be equal to a ‘Severn Barrage’, but without the negative environmental effects.
We were pleased to have two new volunteers to serve on the Steering Group who were duly elected. The meeting ended with a discussion of ideas for future plans.