Category Archives: Tidal Power

Tidal industry warned to improve monitoring for effects on sea creatures

A spokesman for the Fundy United Federation fishermen’s group says he’s pleased that government regulators have issued a stern warning to both Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. and the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). “This warning was needed,” Darren … Continue reading

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Big Moon aims to generate tidal power at competitive rates

The country manager for Big Moon Canada is praising the Nova Scotia government after the province granted his ¬†company two permits to generate tidal electricity on the north side of the Blomidon Peninsula near Cape Split. “Nova Scotia will be … Continue reading

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Big Moon Power gets Bay of Fundy tidal permits

Big Moon Power has been granted two permits to test its unique tidal generating system in the Minas Passage along the north shore of the Blomidon Peninsula near Cape Split. The first permit allows the Halifax-based company to test a … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp: tidal turbine generated little power, but was a success; FORCE: expanding test site makes sense

Cape Sharp Tidal sold only 41.4 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to Nova Scotia Power last year, enough to power the equivalent of about four homes, far short of the 500 the company claimed when it first deployed the turbine in … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal announces delay in deploying another Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. has announced it won’t be deploying another turbine in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro, N.S., until sometime next year “when the weather is calmer and more predictable.” A news release issued yesterday said the company is … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal can’t say when its turbine will go back in the water

Cape Sharp’s tidal turbine, recovered from the Minas Passage on June 15, is still undergoing repairs and upgrades in the harbour at Saint John, N.B. and the company can’t say when it might be re-deployed at its testing site west … Continue reading

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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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