PLAT-I operational in Nova Scotia

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Sustainable Marine Energy’s PLAT-I tidal energy platform has generated first power from the tidal currents of Grand Passage in Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Following a period of commissioning and testing environmental monitoring equipment, Sustainable Marine Energy has satisfied the requirements set out by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans to commence operation of tidal turbines on the PLAT-I platform installed in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia. The platform that is equipped with instream turbines developed by Schottel Hydro, was originally developed and tested in Scotland with support provided by Scottish Enterprise. It was relocated to Nova Scotia and installed at Grand Passage in September 2018.

On Saturday, February 23rd, the system generated first power, becoming the only operational in-stream tidal energy system currently installed in Nova Scotia.

The works performed over the past weeks, including the installation of turbine blades at site, have proven the unique advantages provided by SME’s PLAT-I technology. All critical components can be accessed and serviced on site, and in Canadian winter conditions.

By Jake Frith

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