Press Releases


Cable Trials: December 2013

FORCE is conducting a rehearsal of a subsea data cable installation at the FORCE test site in the Minas Passage during December. The rehearsal supports the deployment of cable in the near future that will connect to an underwater research platform; it also helps us prepare for the deployment of subsea power cables in 2014, designed to connect tidal turbines to our shore facility. Learn More...

Breakthrough Technology To Measure Fundy Tidal Speeds

Designing a turbine for the world’s most powerful tidal resource is getting a little easier. Today FORCE, in partnership with Nortek Scientific, announced the construction of the world’s first instrument to provide high-resolution, real time measurements of turbulent water flow at turbine hub height - called the Vectron. Learn More...

Milestone: Feed-in Tariff Price Set for Tidal Energy

November 13, 2013 3:43 PM The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) today, Nov. 13, released the developmental tidal feed-in tariff rates for large scale projects. "The decision is an important milestone in developing our tidal energy industry in Nova Scotia," said Energy Minister Andrew Younger. "The rates will give the tidal industry clarity on the established price per kilowatt for tidal energy production." Learn More...

FORCE Wins New Funding, Increases Research

(HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA) Canada’s efforts to become a world leader in tidal energy research and technology are taking a significant step forward. The Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides, will also soon be home to the world’s first underwater monitoring platform designed specifically for extreme, high-flow tide conditions. FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Learn More...

Province invites new technology, may include turbine arrays

Province Seeking Another Tidal Energy Partner Nova Scotia is strengthening its commitment to be a world leader in tidal-power development with another invitation to test technology in the Bay of Fundy. The province is seeking proposals for a fourth developer to join the tidal test program at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) Learn More...

Submarine Cable Lay Rehearsal August 19-20

FORCE continues to plan for the future submarine cable installation at our subsea site in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy. As the next step in this process, our cable contractor IT International Telecom will rehearse vessel maneuvering and station keeping between shore and the turbine test area August 19 – 20, 2012. These trials Learn More...