Project Update: October 2022

Stakeholder Engagement

  • We produce these monthly updates to share information on key progress on our Enlli tidal project. Please contact us on the details below if you have any questions or comments, or you would like to discuss anything with us.

  • We have a bilingual website for our Enlli tidal project. The Enlli website which can be viewed at provides key information on the project.

  • You can also keep up to date on the latest news and progress on the Enlli tidal project and Nova’s other exciting tidal energy projects around the world by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. For the latest news from YnNi Llŷn, you can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Key Nova Progress

  • In October we shared a first draft of the Evidence Plan for the Enlli project with Natural Resources Wales. This details the data, information and knowledge needed for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Enlli tidal project. The plan will be kept under review and updated as work on the EIA continues. The Evidence Plan has also been shared with other stakeholders who had previously expressed an interest in seeing it. If you would like a copy, please get in touch using the details below.

  • Work on the EIA in October has focused on continuing to collate relevant existing evidence and planning the site survey work that we will need to do in Bardsey Sound and the Aberdaron area. Where possible we plan to make use of existing data that are already available for the onshore and offshore area. However, we will need to carry out some additional surveys for the EIA to fill any gaps identified in the Evidence Plan.

  • Kate presented results and key lessons from the environmental monitoring of Nova’s tidal energy projects in Shetland and Canada at the international conference on the Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables. The learnings from Shetland and Canada will enable the environmental effects of the Enlli project to be more accurately assessed in the EIA.

  • In October John presented on Nova and our tidal projects at the Ocean Energy Europe conference. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult released a new report at the conference on the cost reduction pathway of tidal stream energy in the UK and France which you can access here. The report found that drivers for tidal stream energy cost reduction include scaling up the size and power of tidal devices, and developing larger tidal arrays.

Key YnNi Llŷn progress

  • Wil is continuing to work with Ambition North Wales to explore opportunities for creating a Smart Local Energy System and supporting local decarbonisation and economic growth on the Llŷn.

Key activity planned for November

  • In November we plan to carry out a survey of the foreshore at Aberdaron to gather data to inform the onshore cable route for the project.

  • Nova and YnNi Llŷn are keen to speak to anyone who has an interest in the project. Please contact Nova on 0131 241 2000 or YnNi Llŷn on 07500 894331