Press Releases


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...

Tidal Legislation Coming: Marine Renewable Energy Consultation Begins

Nova Scotians are invited to share their views on the province’s marine renewable energy future through a consultation process announced today, Sept. 16. The consultation will lead to legislation covering the development of offshore wind, tidal and wave energy. “Nova Scotia’s offshore has huge potential for renewable energy,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “Harnessing that Learn More...

Province Inviting Further Tidal Energy Testing

As part of its commitment to be a world leader in tidal power development, the province is seeking proposals from developers to join the tidal test program in the Minas Channel. “We expect tidal energy will play an important role in our renewable energy future, while creating good jobs and growing the economy,” said Energy Learn More...