NS Power and OpenHydro successfully deploy in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy
“Today begins a very important period of testing that we believe will demonstrate that tidal energy can be part of
The turbine’s journey from
“Today is an historic first for
The turbine now rests on the seabed held in place by a subsea gravity base designed by OpenHydro and fabricated by Cherubini Metal Works, a
Nova Scotia Power’s involvement with this tidal energy test facility is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an arm’s-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of
About Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides more than 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 482,000 customers in the province with 10-12% from renewable energy sources. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy such as wind, biomass and in-stream tidal. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700 employees and
OpenHydro is an Irish energy technology company whose business is the design and manufacture of marine turbines for generating renewable energy from tidal streams. The company’s vision is to deploy arrays of tidal turbines under the world’s oceans, silently and invisibly generating electricity at no cost to the environment. OpenHydro has achieved a number of industry firsts including being the first to deploy a tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the first to connect to and generate electricity from tidal streams onto the UK National Grid and the first to successfully demonstrate a method of safely and economically deploying turbines directly on the seabed. The deployment method uses a custom built heavy lift barge designed by OpenHydro specifically for deploying tidal turbines which delivers a step change in the economics of tidal energy.
OpenHydro has a project portfolio spanning the
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.
SOURCE Nova Scotia Power Inc.