Energy can be harnessed from the tides in two ways: using the change in height of the tides (potential); and using the flow of the water (kinetic). Tidal power is very sensitive to speed. The power output varies as the cube of the speed. In other words, if the water flows twice as fast,
Being our province’s primary power generator, we supply the majority of the electricity that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians use every day. Our generating assets include 11 hydroelectric plants, one oil-fired plant, four gas turbines, and 25 diesel plants. We also operate the Exploits hydroelectric plants on behalf of the provincial government and have entered into
Hydropower has been the largest global provider of renewable electricity for over 100 years and represents the first mainstream source of renewable energy. However, many environmental groups don't view large-scale hydro as truly renewable. So what is it? Is hydroelectricity a foundation of our energy future or something better left in our past?
The Marine Energy Technology (MET) team is involved in a number of technology development projects across the country, in collaboration with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and research facilities. A key focus of the work we support is overcoming “cross-cutting" technical barriers that face the sector. Similar issues are affecting the various types of marine renewable
The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) — made up of public and private developers, regulators, scientists and academics — has been busy testing four subsea turbines (that operate somewhat like underwater windmills) at its demonstration facility in the Minas Passage, 10 kilometres west of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia since 2009.