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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...

Open House: Parrsboro Power Transmission Line Project

Public Announcement Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) invites the public to an Open House and Information Session in support of the Environmental Assessment for the Parrsboro Power Transmission Line Project. The session will be held on: Thursday, August 5, 2010 6 pm-8 pm Parrsboro Royal Canadian Legion Branch #45 56 Moore Street, Parrsboro, Learn More...

Province Plans for Future Tidal Energy Testing

Nova Scotia is inviting expressions of interest from tidal developers around the world to participate in the Bay of Fundy tidal energy project in the future. The province released the invitation today, March 24, designed to gauge developers’ interest and readiness to demonstrate a tidal device as spots become available at FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Learn More...

FORCE: Tidal Project Gains New Partner, Green Lights Plans for Observation Facility

Nova Scotia’s tidal energy project welcomes new support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) will receive $852,000 from ACOA’s Community Adjustment Fund to assist in the construction of the FORCE observation facility. The land-based facility will overlook the technology test site in the Minas Passage, about 10 Learn More...

FORCE: Nova Scotia’s tidal energy project wins more support

Nova Scotia’s tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy has won support from the Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund. FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) has been selected in response to a call for proposals under the Clean and Renewable Energy Demonstrations portion of the fund. FORCE is one of 19 successful Learn More...

NS Power and OpenHydro successfully deploy in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy

HALIFAX/ PARRSBORO – NS Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro have successfully deployed the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy today. The one-megawatt commercial scale turbine reached the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) deployment site, in the Minas Passage, yesterday afternoon and began preparations for deployment. The turbine Learn More...