Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Procurement

Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Call for Applications Cancelled (March 25, 2020)

In coordination with government and after consultation with Applicants to the Call for Applications (“the Call”), the Procurement Administrator has decided to exercise its reserved right under Section 4.3 of the Call to cancel the current Call without filling the vacant berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on businesses’ ability to schedule and complete work and secure funding for project activities.   

The government may decide to issue another Call for Applications after consulting with the tidal sector. This Call for Applications would incorporate learnings from this Call and feedback received from interested companies and Applicants. 

With this posting Power Advisory LLC’s responsibilities as the Procurement Administrator for this Call cease.

NS Tidal Energy Procurement

The province is seeking an in-stream tidal energy project to be located in the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).  The province will consider projects:

  • With nameplate capacity of no more than four megawatts
  • Project locations are to be restricted to Berth D within the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) marine renewable-electricity area
  • Have an energy rate not in excess of $530/MWh

Objective of Tidal Procurement

The procurement objectives are to achieve the best value for Nova Scotia ratepayers and to support the potential to advance the marine renewable energy sector.  Project development is contingent upon retrieval and disposal of the OpenHydro turbine located at Berth D within the FORCE Marine Renewable-electricity Area.

Expression of Interest

Entities interested in participating in the procurement or stakeholder engagement are requested to submit an “Expression of Interest” by Nov 30, 2019.  Please go to the Expression of Interest page »


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