The Crown Estate completed its first major leasing round for wave and tidal energy, awarding rights to eight companies for 11 projects. While the leasing process was successful, it was known that wave and tidal project developers were facing a number of other barriers. The Crown Estate was considering whether it could do more to assist industry development and support the government’s renewable energy and carbon reduction targets. L.E.K. Consulting was engaged to support The Crown Estate in the development of a five-year Wave and Tidal Programme Forward Plan.