he Energy Ambassadors program of Pollution Probe, a Canadian charity, has chosen Digby as one of our pilot communities, looking at how communities are affected by changes in their energy systems. As part of our program we invite you, community and business leaders, to join us on October 11 to learn more about the program, the broader energy and regulatory context in Digby and Nova Scotia, and ways to engage community members.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
As a community and business leader, you play an important role in the energy system – whether as a policy-maker, producer, supplier, promoter, educator or buyer.
At the event, we will discuss:
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Location: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
If you plan to stay overnight at the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa use promo code: Digby Energy
Click here to sign up!
Click here to learn more about this national event taking place in Halifax on October 11, 2018.
Deadline to apply is September 28, 2018.
In partnership with Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, I am instructing a 10-week course starting September 26th. called Planning for Profit. It takes place at NSCC Middleton from
1-5pm on Wednesdays.
Other than the time commitment, there is no cost for this course. An outline is attached [see below].
Those wishing to register should do so as soon as possible through the following link:
If anyone has any questions concerning the program, I can be reached at the number below.
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Jennifer Angel, President and CEO of Develop Nova Scotia, invites you to participate in a community engagement session to learn more about the vision for Develop Nova Scotia as well as an update and discussion on the provincial rural internet strategy.
Please see below a schedule of events. Kindly RSVP at email@example.com with the specific event location you will attend.
Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connects in-stream tidal turbine from the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia electrical grid
Cape Sharp Tidal has once again successfully and safely deployed an in-stream tidal turbine and connected it to the power grid at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site in Nova Scotia’s Minas Passage.
“This exciting achievement can be credited to the hard work and dedication of our team,” said Alisdair McLean, Cape Sharp Tidal director. “This is the second in-stream tidal turbine we’ve deployed at the FORCE site. We’re proud that we’re still the only developer to realize such important accomplishments in the Minas Passage, and we’re looking forward to continued progress.”
Cape Sharp Tidal’s first demonstration turbine was deployed and grid-connected in November 2016 and recovered in June 2017.
“We believe the renewable energy potential of the Bay of Fundy can be harnessed using in-stream tidal technology,” said Christian Richard, Cape Sharp Tidal director. “As our work continues to advance, our knowledge and experience will be critically important to advancing this industry for Nova Scotia and the world.”
Deployment operations began in the Minas Passage on Thursday, July 19, with several days of preparatory activity. The turbine was deployed on the afternoon of Sunday, July 22 and grid-connected on Tuesday, July 24. The turbine is now undergoing initial commissioning, with operational and environmental monitoring device testing being conducted by the OpenHydro team.
“I want to say thank you for the support and enthusiasm for this project, particularly the community of Parrsboro,” said Tony Wright, general manager of FORCE. “This work isn’t possible without the expertise of marine operators, researchers, and countless Atlantic Canadian businesses. Today we’re pleased to be able to continue the important research to understand how tidal turbines interact in the Minas Passage environment.”
Over the past year, the project team has been working to apply everything learned from the previously deployed turbine and environmental monitoring devices. Upgrades have been made to the turbine technology in order to improve the operating efficiency of the turbine and improvements have also been made to the environmental monitoring program.
Cape Sharp Tidal is committed to ongoing consultation with stakeholders including fishers. The project team has engaged with fishers individually and in groups, via email, via telephone and face-to-face discussions in the community, in people’s kitchens and living rooms and at the wharf – around 90 separate interactions since mid-February which have provided valuable input into the marine operations plan. Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is also a key, ongoing part of the project. Cape Sharp Tidal is focused on ensuring that project work is carried out safely and respectfully, recognizing that in-stream tidal energy interests share the Bay of Fundy.
Cape Sharp Tidal is a joint venture between OpenHydro, a Naval Energies company, and Nova Scotia-headquartered energy firm Emera. This deployment and grid-connection is part of a two-turbine (4-megawatt) demonstration project at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site in the Minas Passage.
For more information, please go to www.capesharptidal.com or contact Stacey Pineau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVCC is once again offering our Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award to Innovations in Ag across the entire Annapolis Valley.
Attached is the information for applicants. Please note this year the goal is 2 x $20,000 prize packages. One for Agri-tech and one for Agri-Food.
Also attached is the Sponsorship Information, as all of the prize package comes from sponsors in our communities. If there is someone you think may be a good fit for sponsorship, please contact Judy:
We've been busy behind the scenes, reorganizing the website. Hopefully it is now easier to navigate and find what you're looking for. The agenda for the upcoming meeting is now located in the News & Events section. The Member Centre now contains minutes of past meetings for download.
A new benefit for our members is an online Job Bank. Free for members to add job postings to and available to the public - check it out in the Member Centre!
Hospitality and Tourism
Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises
Community Contribution Award
Transport de Clare
Sports Entertainment Atlantic
Ian Russell Entrepreneur Award
Lazy Bear Brewing
Customer Service Award
Crow's Nest Restaurant - Digby Location
Environmental Service Award
Webber's Bottle Exchange
Business Excellence (NSBI Trophy)
Glenn Dunn - Car Quest
Export Achievement Award
Birch Street Seafoods
Rising Star Award
Weneli's Yard & Garden
Area Ambassador Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to all of this year's recipients!
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