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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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Too early to tell about effects of tidal turbine, but no evidence of any yet, FORCE says

The general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) says nearly five months after deployment of a Cape Sharp tidal turbine, there has been no evidence of effects on fish, marine mammals or seabirds. “But it’s too … Continue reading

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Fishermen face uphill battle during court challenge to Fundy turbines

A lawyer for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association appeared to have a tough time this week persuading a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge that a 1,000 tonne tidal turbine should not have been lowered into the Minas Passage … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia ushers in ‘new era’ of tidal energy as protesters warn ‘turbines kill fish’

It’s official. Electricity is now flowing onto Nova Scotia’s power grid from a newly installed 2MW tidal turbine submerged in the Bay of Fundy. The provincial energy minister, Michel Samson flipped a big electrical switch today near Parrsboro, NS to … Continue reading

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Success! Cape Sharp Tidal deploys Fundy turbine

Work crews successfully lowered a 300 tonne OpenHydro turbine and its 700 tonne base into the Minas Passage this morning during a four-hour operation at ebb tide. The turbine slipped beneath the calm, blue surface and came to rest on … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen vow to continue legal challenge to tidal turbines

A spokesman for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association says the fishermen will press ahead with their legal challenge to tidal turbines in the Minas Passage in spite of yesterday’s loss in the first round of their court battle. … Continue reading

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N.S. judge promises decision soon on whether to block tidal turbines

A lawyer for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association spent several hours in a Halifax courtroom yesterday tilting at turbines. David Coles was trying to persuade a skeptical Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge to temporarily block deployment of two, … Continue reading

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