Project duration: 2012-Ongoing

The south west was the first region in the UK to be designated as a marine energy park – the South West Marine Energy Park (SW MEP).  Regen SW delivers the programme management for the SW MEP.

The SW MEP is:

  • a collaborative partnership between local and national government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, technology developers, academia and industry.
  • a physical and geographic zone with priority focus for marine technology development, energy generation projects and industry growth.

The geographic scope of the SW MEP extends from Bristol to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with a focus around the ports, research facilities and industrial clusters found in Cornwall, Plymouth and Bristol.

The core objective of the SW MEP is to create a positive business environment that will foster business collaboration, attract investment and accelerate the commercial development of the marine energy sector. Over the years, the SW MEP has responded to government consultations, hosted the UK government Marine Energy Programme Board meeting, lobbied on issues including Electricity Market Reform and had representation at many national industry events, such as All Energy and Renewable UK, increasing the profile of south west companies on a national platform.  


To find out more about the SW MEP, please read the prospectus or the Statement of Ambition.

Led by: Johnny Gowdy