Quick stats: FORCE

RESOURCE POWER

• 50,000 MW of energy potential in Bay of Fundy

• 7,000 MW of energy potential in Minas Passage

• 2,500 MW estimated extractable from Minas Passage without significant effects

• 13 meter tidal range

• Peak surface speed of 5 meters/second

PRE-APPROVED SITE

• Federal and provincial permits in place

• Independent environmental monitoring program underway

INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE

• 138 kV transmission line connects FORCE to national grid (operating at 25 kV at present)

• On-site substation complete; individual control rooms for each developer

• Four double-armoured, 200 amp-rated, 34.5 kV submarine power cables ready for installation (first cable scheduled 2013)

SITE DATA AVAILABLE

• High-resolution multi-beam bathymetry

• High-frequency current data

• Seabed survey imaging

MARKET SUPPORT

• Feed-in tariff process for large-scale single device and array projects currently underway

• Ongoing socio-economic and supply chain research

• Home to the largest concentration of ocean technology firms in North America

POLICY SUPPORT

• Sector-specific legislation under development, including marine renewable energy licensing system