First published on the Cleantech Investor website, October 2013
The Isle of Man Government has confirmed that it plans a tender offering for offshore wind and tidal energy within its territorial waters and is searching for a consultant to help organize the process.
The Isle of Man Government, Tynwald, agreed to explore opportunities for offshore energy production in its territorial seas – for export to neighbouring jurisdictions – in May 2013. The Isle of Man owns its territorial sea out to 12 nautical miles, giving it responsibility for marine spatial planning and zoning over approximately 4,000 km2 of the Irish Sea. It is currently developing a Marine Plan for the Island’s territorial seas which will identify areas for suitable developments.