FORCE is a catalyst to the safe and successful advance of in-stream tidal energy technology. FORCE promotes innovation and development by lowering barriers to experimentation, demonstration, monitoring and analysis of tidal energy generation. We do this by providing common facilities and “soft infrastructure” such as permits and approvals, monitoring and environmental science, and know-how including:
Our shared infrastructure consists of four berths connected by submarine cable to shore-based underground cable ducts and an electrical substation. Our facility is connected directly to the Nova Scotia electrical grid via a purpose-built 10 km transmission line. Our 370 sq m facility houses both a visitor centre and research facilities.