Cape Sharp Tidal aims to deploy a fully grid-connected 4MW tidal array in the Bay of Fundy. This demonstration project has potential to be one of the world's largest multi-megawatt arrays of interconnected tidal turbines, providing energy to more than 1,000 customers in Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy's tidal resource is one of the most powerful in the world. Cape Sharp Tidal is seeking to use the initial 4MW farm as the first phase of a potential commercial-scale project which, subject to regulatory approvals, will see the development grow to an output of 16MW in phase 2, 50MW in phase 3, and up to 300MW of energy in the fourth phase. 300MW would generate power for nearly 75,000 customers.
Cape Sharp Tidal is an important part of Nova Scotia’s energy future. By 2020, 40 per cent of Nova Scotia’s energy must be generated from renewable sources. Clean, efficient tidal power can be a part of the solution.
The new technology we’re using has been built, installed and will be maintained by hardworking Nova Scotians - creating a new industry and up to 950 direct and indirect jobs in the process.
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 see our Environmental Effects and Monitoring Program
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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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