Category Archives: Tidal Power

Bad day at Black Rock: Tidal turbine breaks down; FORCE monitoring gear washes ashore

A day after Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. announced that its underwater turbine has broken down and its blades are no longer turning, fisherman Darren Porter spotted a yellow object at the water’s edge near the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for … Continue reading

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No one taking responsibility for monitoring abandoned tidal turbine

As the blades continue to turn on an abandoned tidal turbine in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, no one seems willing to ensure there is monitoring of their possible effects on fish and other sea creatures. On Friday, … Continue reading

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Emera seeks to abandon its stake in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc.

Emera, parent company of Nova Scotia Power, has announced it’s withdrawing from its partnership in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc., the company that has a test turbine sitting on the bottom of the Minas Passage. In a statement released today, Emera … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal scrambling to meet deadline for environmental monitoring

STORY UPDATED ON FRIDAY AUGUST 10 As the blades on the 16-metre tidal turbine deployed on July 22 in the Minas Passage continue to turn with no monitoring for their potential effects on sea creatures, Cape Sharp Tidal Ventures Inc. … Continue reading

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Big marine companies seek to seize OpenHydro, Cape Sharp tidal assets

Two big marine companies are seeking to seize assets involved in the Cape Sharp Tidal testing project at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S. Documents filed with the Federal Court of Canada show that the German … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp turbine spinning with no monitoring for effects on sea creatures

For the third time in nine years, the blades on a massive turbine are spinning in the turbulent tides of the Bay of Fundy without the environmental monitoring systems that are now legally required to gauge the turbine’s potential effects … Continue reading

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Troubled financial waters ahead for Bay of Fundy tidal test project?

Just days after the successful deployment of its latest OpenHydro turbine in the Minas Passage, Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. could be facing an uncertain future. Two Irish newspapers, the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner are reporting that its French parent company, … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal deploys another Bay of Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully deployed its second massive 2MW turbine Sunday afternoon at its test site in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, eight kilometres west of Parrsboro, N.S. “We had a very good day today,” said a … Continue reading

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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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