Renewable resource assessment: marine energy
Project location: Manitoba and Ontario
Project lead: CanmetENERGY Ottawa
Timeline: 4 years (2019 to 2023)
Program: Renewable Energy
Our work in river hydrokinetic resource assessment aims to develop new and improved river hydrokinetic energy resources datasets that can be leveraged by utilities, project developers, academia, communities, and energy planners. These data will facilitate investment decisions for technology demonstration for this emerging renewable energy technology. Our team will develop resource assessment methodologies and validation tools, based on field surveys of potential sites in Manitoba and Ontario, and plans to expand these assessments to other priority regions in Canada following validation.
Key partners: National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canadian Hydraulic Turbine Testing Centre (CHTTC) at University of Manitoba, University of Ottawa, and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
Figure 1: Vertical Axis Turbine used for Hydrokinetic Resource Extraction. Photo courtesy of New Energy Corporation Inc.
Figure 2: Estimated Hydrokinetic Power in Canada
The map depicts the estimated river hydrokinetic power potential across Canada, denoted by colours corresponding with the legend at the top right of the map. Estimated power potential is measured in Megawatts (MW). The scale ranges from 0-1 MW (blue) to 100+ MW (red). Grey represents no data is available for that region.
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