Tag Archives: Darren Porter

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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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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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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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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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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