Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in Bay of Fundy now being monitored remotely
Environmental monitoring had stopped after project funder pulled out
The Cape Sharp Tidal turbine spinning in the Bay of Fundy is now being remotely monitored, more than a month after the project was suspended when Paris-based Naval Energies pulled its funding.
A former project partner, Halifax-based Emera Inc., issued a statement Thursday saying it had hooked up all environmental monitoring devices required for regulatory compliance and they are transferring data to shore.
Emera remains a shareholder in Cape Sharp Tidal, but recently announced it was pulling out of the project.
However, the company says it will continue working with Cape Sharp Tidal to make sure the turbine remains in compliance with environmental rules.