The Cape Sharp Tidal Project

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.

Renewable energy now and in the future

Renewable energy now and in the future

We are leading the development of a new source of clean, renewable electricity: in-stream tidal energy.

CREATING A NEW INDUSTRY IN NOVA SCOTIA

CREATING A NEW INDUSTRY IN NOVA SCOTIA

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.

The environment comes first

The environment comes first

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 and Monitoring Program, including our quarterly and annual reports.

A part of the community

A part of the community

During every step of our project, we’ll provide up-to-date and relevant information to share what we’re learning and how we’ll apply our knowledge with the community. Sign-up below to get our latest news.

GOING GLOBAL WITH NOVA SCOTIA’S TIDES

GOING GLOBAL WITH NOVA SCOTIA’S TIDES

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.

The Cape Sharp Tidal project brochure is available here.

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