masterEnergy Wales presentations With guidelines for corporateClimate Change Commission March 14th2013Prys DaviesEnergy, Water & Flood Division
Energy WalesEnergy Wales is Welsh Government’s sustainable strategyfor our transition to a low carbon economy.Launched by the First Minister in March 2012:“Energy is a defining issue for our generation and an issueon which, as a Government, I am determined that Wales willlead”.“As a nation, we are rich in energy resources and thisprovides a tremendous opportunity to fuel our drive for afairer and more prosperous Wales and to achieve a betterquality of life for our own and future generations”. First Minister - March 2012
Energy Consumption & Generation in Wales 2011 Generation of electricity in Wales by fuel type Gas Coal Nuclear Renewables Oil & other 18,000 16,000 14,000 12,000 10,000 GWh 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change• The total amount of electricity in Wales has continued to fall since 2008, decreasing 15% between 2010 and 2011 to around 35,000 GWh• This downward trend is mainly due to the decline in electricity generated from gas, which fell 33% between 2010 and 2011
Renewable Energy Generation in Wales 2011 2,500 Hydro Wind, wave, solar Other 1,600 2,000 1,400 1,200 1,500 1,000GWh 800 GWh 1,000 600 400 500 200 0 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change • The total amount of electricity generated from renewable resources in Wales has been steadily increasing, rising 33% between 2010 and 2011. • The rise in renewable energy generation has been driven by wind energy • The percentage of electricity generated in Wales from renewable cou8rses has increased from 2.9% in 2004 to 7.9% in 2011.
Renewable energy generation comparisons across the UK Wales Scotland NI England UK 30.0 25.0 Percentage 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change Wales: 7.9% Scotland: 56.8% Northern Ireland: 12.6% England: 6.2% UK: 9.4%http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/environment2013/energy-generation-consumption-2011/?lang=en
LeadershipPlanning and Consenting Hyder Report on Consenting Regime Planning Bill Natural Resources Wales Silk Commission
Leadership – cont.Infrastructure Engagement with Grid and DNOs WIIP Gas Mapping
Leadership – Cont.Coordinating and Prioritising Energy Programme Planning the Themes Developing the Evidence Base Communication and Engagement Structural Funds / RDP
The Energy Wales ProgrammeThe Energy Wales Programme has been mobilised to coordinate and prioritiseenergy delivery across Welsh Government Departments.
Maximising BenefitsEconomic and Community Benefits Supply Chain development Tailored Business support Onshore wind group Community-scale energy
Maximising BenefitsEnergy Efficiency Reviewing advice and support arrangements Investments in Arbed/Nest ECO
Maximising BenefitsProjects of Greatest Potential Evidence base Opportunity Pipeline Public Attitudes Horizon Barrage? Smaller-scale generation
Long-term Energy futureMarine Energy Planning the next steps – a case studySmart Living Identifying appropriate demonstrators
Marine Energy Planning How do we support the industry in Wales? Constraints of powers and finance Private sector led
Planning Marine Energy - Primary Effort To DateEvidence and Policy Studies (e.g. MRESF) to aid site selection for tidal and wave development; measures to increase attractiveness of WalesBusiness Support Enterprise Zones Innovation support for device developers
Options Analysis Focus of our thinking Evidence and Policy Planning and Consents Finance Supply Chain Inward Investment Infrastructure Comms, Marketing and Engagement Research, Development and Innovation Skills
Initial Thoughts….. Early Priority Defer Strategic Surveys Grid Infrastructure Strategic Surveys Grid InfrastructureEvidence – Selected Sites – Facilitation – Further Sites – Grid Survey& Policy SEAs Environmental SEAs – Selected Sites Research Priorities – Further Sites Onshore / Offshore OnshoreInfrastructure 30MW 30MW Onshore / Offshore Onshore 10MW 10MWSupply Supplier Business Support Development ServiceChain Subject of TINAR, D & I Deep Dive
Initial Thoughts….. Early Priority DeferPlanning / Devolution Business CaseConsents Targeted Marine InnovationFinance Infrastructure Capacity BuildingSupply Supplier Business Support for Development Service Device DevelopersChain Marine Sector Promotion ofComms Group Welsh StrengthsSkills TBC
Some key issues• Balancing competing demands in relation to energy• Planning and Regulatory Reform• Planning and building the evidence base• Funding opportunities• Public acceptability• How best to develop community scale energy?
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