Press Releases


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...

Subsea cable arrives, visitor centre open

Nova Scotia continues to be a world leader in tidal energy with the completion of a new $1.3-million visitor centre and the arrival of the subsea power cables required to deliver electricity from the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia homes and businesses. Learn More...

Province Hosts International Tidal Symposium: Getting Power to Market

The province is inviting experts from around the world to work together to accelerate the emerging tidal energy industry and discuss growing opportunities for Nova Scotia businesses. Representatives from Canada, U.S.A., U.K. and Korea will be in Halifax to discuss technology in the Bay of Fundy and help commercial development on a global scale, as Learn More...

World’s Leading Tidal Energy Centres Forge Alliance

The most recognized tidal energy R&D sites on the planet are combining forces to make their research efforts smarter, faster, and more coordinated. Today, Richard Morris, Commercial Director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), and John Woods, Chair of the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) signed a strategic agreement at the All-Energy Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, to help advance the marine renewable energy industry worldwide. Learn More...

Atlantis Tidal Turbine to be Built in Province

NOTE: A social media version of this release, with downloadable photos, audio and video clips, is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-02-10-turbine/. Nova Scotia’s bid to become a North American leader in the development, supply and support of tidal energy projects took another step forward today, Feb. 10 with the announcement that an international consortium will test one Learn More...

Nova Scotia Power and OpenHydro reach next project milestone

December 17, 2010 (Halifax, NS) Nova Scotia Power and its technology partner, OpenHydro, have successfully completed recovery of OpenHydro’s demonstration turbine from the Minas Passage. Recovery of the 400 tonne tidal turbine represents a first for OpenHydro and a first for the Bay of Fundy. The recovery also satisfies one of the key objectives set Learn More...

Fundy Tidal Project Wins Major Funding, Orders Subsea Cable

Nova Scotia is another step closer to cementing its reputation as the leading tidal energy site in the world. The government of Canada is contributing $20 million for the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) tidal project in the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It is the largest Learn More...

Province Extends Deadline for Tidal Demonstration Project Proposals

The province is extending the deadline for developers to submit proposals to join the tidal demonstration program in the Minas Channel. The deadline is being extended from Oct. 20 to Nov. 22. “It’s a busy time of year and some companies asked for more time to prepare,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “This is an Learn More...