Scotland is developing the world’s largest tidal energy project. Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Wales are also aggressively pursuing tidal energy. Tidal energy studies have yet to develop large, utility scale power supplies. However, recent tidal energy pilot projects in Indonesia and Scotland are promising.
France has now announced plans for tidal energy studies. The studies will focus on zones along France’s northern coast near Brittany and Normandy. France has significant tidal energy resources, which could provide clean, renewable energy to the country. The government intends to initiate tenders for tidal energy projects following the completion of the studies. France is intent on becoming a global leader in marine energy manufacturing.