Cape Sharp Tidal (CST) is a joint venture between Emera Inc. and OpenHydro, a Naval Energies company. We are the first developers to have successfully deployed and grid-connected an in-stream tidal turbine in Nova Scotia at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in the Minas Passage.
We are leading the development of a new source of clean, renewable electricity: in-stream tidal energy.
In-stream tidal turbines like ours have great potential for Atlantic Canada and the rest of the world. $33 million was invested in the local supply chain during building and installation alone and 70 per cent of phase 1 project costs were spent in Nova Scotia.
We’ve partnered with leading scientists, universities and companies around the world to ensure we balance energy creation with protecting our oceans and wildlife. Click here to learn more about our Environmental Effects Monitoring Program, including our quarterly and annual reports.
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The Cape Sharp Tidal project uses OpenHydro’s Open-Centre Turbine. It has a simple design with four key components: a horizontal axis rotor, a magnet generator, a hydrodynamic duct and a subsea gravity base foundation. The turbine base sits directly on the seabed floor, out of the way of ships, and without drilling. Nova Scotia’s tides are some of the most powerful in the world. What we learn here will change global understanding of how we can safely, responsibly and economically generate power from our oceans.
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