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Fundy Tidal Energy Demonstration Project


This is to advise that on June 17, 2009 the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy registered the proposed Fundy Tidal Energy Demonstration Project for environmental assessment in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a facility to demonstrate and test in-stream tidal devices and assess their potential to generate electricity. The marine demonstration site will consist of three underwater berths for turbines located in the Minas Passage just west of Black Rock, with power cables from the berths to an onshore facility located off West Bay Road, between the communities of Black Rock and West Bay, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Implementation is planned over a three year period (2009 – 2011).

Minister's Decision

On September 15, 2009 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:104k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:52k).

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted from June 17, 2009 to July 17, 2009. Public comments are now closed. All comments received, including any personal information, will be available to the public at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library, 5th floor, Halifax Office, 5151 Terminal Road.

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