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HALIFAX — A fifth developer has committed to test its tidal power technology at a site in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia. Irish-based DP Energy has signed an agreement with the province to install a...
On an average day, about 160-billion tonnes of seawater flows into the Bay of Fundy. This is where an ocean research centre decided to put their tidal energy test site. According to recent models, there is roughly 7,000 megawatts of potentially extractable tidal energy in the Minas Basin. Of that number, researchers say about 2,500 megawatts can be tapped safely. That's more than enough electricity for all of Nova Scotia.