Sustainable Marine to connect Nova Scotia tidal energy platform in early 2022

PLAT-I floating tidal array. Image by: Sustainable Marine.

November 26 (Renewables Now) - Scotland-based Sustainable Marine’s PLAT-I tidal energy platform at Grand Passage in Nova Scotia is set to be grid-connected and start generating energy by early next year.

The company said on Thursday it has completed construction of an onshore electrical substation in the Bay of Fundy and is on target to connect the platform to the substation in the first quarter of 2022.

“This will be a significant milestone for marine energy in Nova Scotia as it will be the first floating tidal platform to connect directly into the power grid,” commented chief executive Jason Hayman.

The platform is currently at Grand Passage, where it has been used to conduct an environmental monitoring programme since 2018.

Sustainable Marine last year was awarded CAD 28.5 million (USD 22.5m/EUR 20m) by the Canadian government to deliver Canada’s first floating tidal energy array in Nova Scotia, with a capacity of up to 9 MW.

(CAD 1 = USD 0.789/EUR 0.703)

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