Rights have been granted for Nova Innovation to deploy a 2MW array of tidal turbines at Bardsey Sound, off the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales. The Crown Estate has awarded Nova Innovation an Agreement for Lease (AfL), which enables them to start exploring the project’s potential through site surveys and studies to inform the technical feasibility. An Environmental Impact Assessment will be carried out as part of the process. Regional renewable energy organisation YnNi Llŷn will be exploring opportunities for local use of the electricity generated. The AfL is the first stage in the process: the full lease will only be awarded once all of the required consents are secured.