The Nova Tidal Array will be developed in three 0.5 MW phases. Turbines will be deployed gradually within each phase so that environmental effects can be carefully monitored. The first 0.5 MW will be further split into two phases to enable deployment and environmental monitoring of a single turbine first (Phase 1a), before the next four turbines are added to the array (Phase 1b). Nova used this carefully managed, phased approach at the world’s first tidal turbine array in Shetland, Scotland. It has helped to demonstrate the reliability and performance of our turbines and build confidence in tidal energy.
Petit Passage, Digby County Nova Scotia.
- Fisheries Act authorization from Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Species at Risk Act authorization from Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Demonstration permit from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines
- Approval from the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
- Approval from Transport Canada
- Permission for the construction of the onshore substation from Transport Canada and the local harbour authority
First turbine to be installed 2022. Turbines 2-5 currently planned for installation 2023.
Key Environmental Issues
Death of fish or adverse effects on Species At Risk