Category Archives: Tidal Power

Fundy tidal turbine finally retrieved for testing and repair

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully retrieved its 1,000 tonne, OpenHydro tidal turbine today from the FORCE test site at Black Rock west of Parrsboro. In an e-mail to The New Wark Times,¬†Stacey Pineau, who speaks for the company, said the … Continue reading

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Tidal turbine recovery attempts disrupting lobster season, fisherman complains

Bay of Fundy lobster fisherman Mark Taylor says he’s increasingly frustrated over disruptive operations around the tidal turbine test site in the Minas Passage. So far, he’s been forced to move his lobster traps several times to avoid damage as … Continue reading

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Tidal turbine retrieval and testing disrupting lobster season, violating environmental regulations, Fundy fishers complain

Bay of Fundy fishermen are complaining about disruptions to this year’s lobster season because of unexpected plans to re-deploy the tidal turbine now underwater at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. During meetings yesterday in Advocate Harbour and Parrsboro, … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen vow to continue their battle against big tidal turbines

The Bay of Fundy Fisherman’s Association says it will continue to oppose the development of tidal power in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. Association spokesman, Colin Sproul made the pledge after the fishermen lost their court challenge to the deployment … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen lose court challenge to tidal turbines

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has ruled that the provincial environment minister acted reasonably when she approved plans for the installation of two Cape Sharp tidal turbines in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s … Continue reading

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Minas Passage tidal power off to bumpy start, figures show

Latest figures obtained by¬†Warktimes show that in its first seven weeks of operation, the 2MW Cape Sharp tidal turbine sold only 5.4 megawatt hours of electricity to Nova Scotia Power (NSP). That’s equivalent to 2.7 hours of production at full … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp pulls test turbine from Minas Passage

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. has unexpectedly announced plans to retrieve its OpenHydro test turbine from the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. The turbine was lowered into the sea nearly five months ago and the company says it … Continue reading

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