Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive, Tidal Lagoon Power
Mark Shorrock has been responsible for the development and construction of over 30 UK-based solar and wind sites with a total installed capacity of 320MW. He pioneered two first-of-kind renewable energy investment vehicles, specialising in early stage low carbon companies and solar power.
Mark began work on a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay in 2011 and created and staffed Tidal Lagoon Power in 2012 to develop a programme of UK tidal lagoons, addressing project risks in the areas of environment, build cost, turbines, grid, land, planning and local stakeholders.
The first of these, the 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, was awarded a Development Consent Order in 2015 and is being prepared for construction. Initial plans for a subsequent Cardiff Tidal Lagoon, around 3GW in installed capacity, were first unveiled in March 2015. The company is also actively examining opportunities for international deployment.
With the recent Government commitment to upgrading UK energy infrastructure and increasing clean energy investment the UK is on course to building a diverse energy system with greater security in supply and record investments in renewable technology and reliable electricity. The session will explore the current mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy […]