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NOVA TIDAL ARRAY 

Location

Nova Innovation is passionate about transforming the power of our seas and oceans into clean, predictable energy. 

Our tidal technology has zero visual impact as the underwater turbines rest on the seabed and are hidden from view. The turbines work in harmony with marine wildlife and there are no dams or barriers involved.

 

Ships and sailing boats can pass overhead unaffected as the turbines do not pose navigational issues, and they are unaffected by storms.

Status
Under Construction
Location
Petit Passage, Nova Scotia
Size
1.5 MW
Number of turbines
15 (Developed in 3 phases)
First power
2022

Tidal energy is naturally sourced and it is unique as it is predictable to the minute - days, months, and years in advance making it reliable and dependable.

The 1.5 MW Nova Tidal Array in Petit Passage, Nova Scotia will create a local source of tidal energy from 15 turbines located on the seabed. The first turbine will be installed in 2022. 

Tidal turbines will be located on the seabed in Petit Passage, a channel of water between Long Island and the Digby Peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada. ​

Petit Passage is located on the southern side of the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, the world’s largest tidal resource. More water flows through the Bay of Fundy every day than all the world’s fresh water rivers combined.

Partners

Our partners include the organisations below and the local community around Petit Passage.  ​

 
The Natural Resources Canada Energy Innovation Program
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The project has been awarded a grant from the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Energy Innovation Program.
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables
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Nova Innovation has received a Marine Renewable Energy Demonstration Permit from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources & Renewables.
Nova Scotia
Power
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Nova Innovation has agreements  with Nova Scotia Power to purchase the energy produced by the tidal array.