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Admire the engineering at Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, one of the few tidal power plants in the world. Since 1984, this alternative energy project has generated electricity by harnessing the water power of the Annapolis River. Take an organized tour to learn about the station's history and development. You'll see the details of its clever design, and if you're there in the morning or afternoon, you'll witness what happens when the tides change. Make Annapolis Tidal Generating Station part of your personalized Annapolis Royal itinerary using our Annapolis Royal road trip planning app.
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It wasn’t in use at the time of my visit. The basic science is great but maintenance and repairs are a problem. Shows how much interest there is in Canada for alternative energy sources. more »
This is one of only twenty tidal generating stations in the the world, and the only one in North America. It was built as a demonstration plant to test whether tidal generation of electricity was... more »
This tide-based power generating station is a beautiful art deco like building. The facility itself is not operating. A part broke a few months ago and it apparently will take several more months before it’s received and things can restart. What is truly interesting is to sit and listen to the docent, an accomplished engineer, explain how tidal generating stations work, why they won’t work everywhere and what the future of tidal energy might be. Totally worth our time.
This was a spur of the moment stop for us on a day of driving through the countryside on Route 1. Les the Interpreter was great conducting the tour. If you are interested in things mechanical don’t miss this stop.
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