Print Friendly, PDF & Email

In a first for Canada, the tidal power company, Sustainable Marine Energy, has connected a floating tidal power generating unit to an electricity grid. The facility is located, not surprisingly, in the Bay of Fundy, which is world famous for its high tides and powerful tidal currents. The provincial natural resources agency is optimistic that the Bay is ultimately capable of generating 2.5 gigawatts of electricity — the equivalent of a mega-scale offshore wind farm. Nova Scotia has set aside 30 megawatts of grid capacity for tidal power developers to conduct equipment trials.

SOURCE: The Maritime Executive – Canada’s first grid-connected tidal power project