Wave and tidal energy
In 2013, Marine Scotland developed draft Sectoral Marine Plans for wave and tidal energy in Scotland. These draft Plans identified several sustainable spatial options for future marine energy developments. Due in part to the Electricity Market Reform and the technical challenges facing wave and tidal projects, these draft Plans were never formally adopted by Scottish Ministers.
The 2013 draft Plan Options are included in the National Marine Plan and more information on that sectoral planning process is available alongside the supporting environmental assessments and consultation analysis.
Regional Locational Guidance (wave)
Wave Energy in Scottish Waters - Draft Initial Plan Framework
Wave Energy in Scottish Waters Initial Plan Framework (Draft Plan Options)
Regional Locational Guidance (tidal)
Tidal Energy in Scottish Waters - Draft Initial Plan Framework
Tidal Energy in Scottish Waters Initial Plan Framework (Draft Plan Options)
A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to examine the environmental effects of developing wave and tidal power is also available.