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Content of Presentation
1. Project Outline
2. Electricity Market
3. Environmental Issues
4. Transport Aspects
5. Construction Methods and Employment
6. Economics of the Project
7. Recommendations…read more

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Location:
· Bristol Channel /
Severn Estuary
· Downstream of Cardiff
to Weston-super-Mare
· 16 km length…read more

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Barrage Operation…read more

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Barrage Layout (1989 Report)
· 216 Turbines,
40MW each,
8640MW total
· 166 Sluices
35,000m2
· Ship Locks
· Small Locks
· Public Road…read more

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Facts and Figures
· Installed Capacity 8640MW
· Average Annual Output 17 TWh
(6% of England and Wales consumption)
· Savings of CO2 Emissions 18Mt compared to Coal;
(equivalent to 3% of total UK Carbon emissions)
· Utilises Proven Technology (La Rance)
· Fully Predictable Renewable Energy Source
· Capital Cost approx. £12bn (2001 prices)…read more

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