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Pempa’q Project

Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project

Sustainable Marine is working to deliver the world’s first floating tidal energy array in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Pempa’q Project takes its name from the Mi’kmaq First Nation word ‘Pempa’q’ meaning ‘rise of the tide’, in honour of the Bay of Fundy’s Indigenous communities.   The Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project will be delivered in multiple phases to provide up to 9MW of clean predictable tidal energy into the Nova Scotia grid.  


The Bay of Fundy is famous for having the highest tides in the world which can provide predictable renewable energy.  The total in-stream tidal energy project will deliver up to nine megawatts of electricity to the Nova Scotia grid. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and power approximately 3,000 homes in Nova Scotia.

The first phase of the Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project will commence this year with the installation of a 420kW PLAT-I tidal energy platform. It is currently at Grand Passage site for commissioning and testing  before being deployed to Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).


Tidal Project Benefits in Nova Scotia

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PLAT-I 6.40

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