Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd (formerly Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. BRTP) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a turnkey supplier of integrated tidal energy generation systems. Sustainable Marine Energy was founded in 2012 to develop tidal energy platforms and enabling technologies. In 2018 SME merged with the tidal energy businesses of SCHOTTEL including Black Rock Tidal Power, which was renamed Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd.
The Pempa’q Tidal Energy Project is a joint venture between Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Minas Tidal LP (MTLP). Pempa’q is pronounced “bem-baahk” and means “rising tide” in Mi’kmaq. SME and MTLP’s adjacent berths will utilize SME’s PLAT-I floating in-stream tidal energy technology to deliver up to 9MW of tidal energy to the Nova Scotia grid. SME has successfully demonstrated the PLAT-I technology with the installation and testing of the first ground-breaking PLAT-I platform in Connel, Scotland in 2017 and then in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, since September 2018.