July 13, 2010 ORPC eyes province’s test sites for tidal power projects
Tidal energy developers working in the Bay of Fundy received some surprising news in late June when Irving Oil Ltd. announced that it would be ending its tidal research initiative in the bay. In 2008 the company entered a two-year lease agreement with New Brunswick for 11 Crown sites. Irving Oil was working with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews to conduct tidal energy studies of the sites. The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for leases from any company that is interested in the tidal test sites.