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Wave Hub was first conceived in 2003 when the then South West Regional Development Agency considered which renewable energy technologies presented the best opportunities for economic growth in South West England.

A panel of industry experts recommended that the natural resources, existing skills and research capabilities in the South West were a good base for developing the emerging offshore renewable energy industry in the region.

An excellent wave climate and available grid capacity near the coast made the concept of a consented grid connected site for the demonstration of wave energy devices the most attractive option as part of a wider UK offer to the marine energy industry.

Wave Hub received its necessary consents from the UK government in the autumn of 2007 and the wave test site was fully commissioned in 2012.

Marine Renewable Energy is a key component in the development and delivery of our ambition to deliver a local energy market within Cornwall.

Councillor Julian German, Cornwall Council, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Culture
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2003 - Seapower South West Review recommends Wave Hub

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2004 - Detailed feasibility study

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2005 - SWRDA builds the financial case

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2008 - Consents approved

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2009 - Final funding approval

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2009 - Procurement starts

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2010 - Construction of the Wave Hub infrastructure

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2010 - Hub deployed on seabed

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2010 - Office opens in Hayle

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2012 - Wave Hub Ltd formed

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2012 - Navigation buoys deployed

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2015 - Seatricity deploy Oceanus 2

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2016 - Wave Hub Ltd moves to the new Marine Renewables Business Park in Hayle

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2016 - Cable Tail Extensions successfully deployed

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