Tidal power to take part in Canada’s clean energy transition

OpenHydro turbine deployment at FORCE (Photo: Cape Sharp Tidal)
OpenHydro turbine deployment at FORCE (Photo: Cape Sharp Tidal)

 
Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) has welcomed the delivery of power generated by tides to Nova Scotia’s grid, stating that tidal energy will play a role in Canada’s transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon future.

Cape Sharp Tidal’s announcement that its recently deployed 2MW OpenHydro tidal turbine started feeding electricity to Nova Scotia’s power grid, which comes at the same time as the Canadian government’s move to accelerate the transition from coal power to clean energy by 2030, demonstrates that tidal energy will play a role in Canada’s transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon future, said Elisa Obermann, Executive director at MRC.

“The federal government’s commitment to accelerate clean energy development and optimize the electricity system is a positive step that will support the future growth of Canada’s marine renewable energy sector,” said Obermann. “With untapped wave, tidal, and river current energy resources across the country, advances in technology, a growing supply chain, and a solid research foundation, the marine renewable energy sector is poised for action.”

MRC is Canada’s wave, tidal, and river current energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the marine energy supply chain.

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