About 250 people attended info session on Scott's Bay tidal power project

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Scott's Bay

There were more questions than answers when Halcyon Tidal Power, the American power company that hopes to move ahead with a tidal power project in Scott’s Bay,  came to town Tuesday evening.

A public meeting for what could be a multibillion-dollar tidal power project attracted about 250 people to the Old Orchard Inn.

Halcyon CEO Ted Verrill of Connecticut and chair Dr. Ramez Atiya heard from fishers, ecologists and one interpreter at the Annapolis Royal tidal plant.

Atiya told the packed room that the $3 billion facility could delay the tide by an hour and will boast over 300 turbines. He acknowledged that the kind of in-depth questions the audience posed have not been studied yet.

Read more about Halcyon's proposal here. 

Fisher Darren Porter spoke twice about fish kill and Atiya suggested that a 70 per cent survival rate is likely for a single pass through a turbine.

Halcyon wants to build a lagoon-style tidal facility with a 1,100-megawatt tidal barrage that would stretch 10 kilometres from Baxter’s Harbour to Cape Split. The Halcyon executives are here all week to meet with provincial officials and First Nation communities.

More to come.

Weblink www.halcyontidalpower.com

Organizations: Old Orchard Inn, Annapolis Royal

Geographic location: Connecticut

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  • Cynthia Morrison
    February 05, 2014 - 18:20

    That meeting was ridiculous. I was in the front row & still could not read the tiny print on the screen, let alone interpret the graphs, even from up close & to just tell us to go on their website to see it & any other information was stupid .... how are we all supposed to do that seperately ? A meeting is for letting us all know together. Just putting a little picture of Scotts Bay & Cape Split ( Bay of Fundy) down in the corner of the screen with a faint line representing the dam & saying " You won't even see it", (the dam) is not good enough ! I said if the picture was bigger we could see it ! He didn't like that & so it started.... & continued thru-out with his rude & condescending attitude towards the public. He wasn't even aware that there were any fish that came through to spawn! , let alone that we had any rivers & streams connecting to the ocean through the bay. I was very impressed with the public, who had more knowledge than this company & were polite & intelligent. We deserved better than that .