Irish company signs to test tidal power project at N.S. site
Technicians prepare to deploy the first commercial in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro, N.S. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Monday, November 30, 2015 6:11PM AST
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 4.5-megawatt in-stream tidal energy project at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy in Parrsboro, N.S.
The company plans to install three 1.5-megawatt turbines at the site.
As part of its agreement with the province DP Energy will receive a developmental feed-in tariff rate of 53 cents per kilowatt hour.
The four other companies testing projects at Parrsboro include; Minas Energy, Black Rock Tidal Power Inc., Atlantis Operations Canada and Cape Sharp Tidal Venture, a joint venture between Emera Inc. and OpenHydro.