Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project
The Bay of Fundy is famous for having the highest tides in the world which can provide predictable renewable energy. Our Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project (Pempa’q is pronounced “bem-baahk” and means “rising tide” in Mi’kmaq) will be delivered in phases to provide up to 9MW of clean predictable tidal energy into the Nova Scotia grid.
The first phase of the Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project will commence in 2021, with the installation of a 420kW PLAT-I platform that is currently being assembled in Meteghan, Nova Scotia. It will be installed at the Grand Passage site for commissioning and testing throughout the winter.
Construction work will then start at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) in 2021 where this platform will be installed, alongside two others, to provide a combined capacity of 1.26MW. Time line for the delivery of subsequent phases will be announced once phase one is complete.