Assessment of Canada’s hydrokinetic power potential

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AbstractNatural Resources Canada (NRCan) has identified a need to assess Canada’s hydrokinetic potential as a national renewable resource. To reach this objective a three-phase project was commissioned: Phase I Methodology Review and Data Review – a review of the methodologies, techniques and available data for conducting a regional hydrokinetic power assessment as well as a selection of proposed methodologies and validation datasets and locations. Phase II Methodology Validation – the implementation of a recommended set of methodologies against the validation datasets including sensitivity/uncertainty analysis. Phase III Assessment Determination – the application of the recommended methodologies to conduct a nation-wide assessment on the hydrokinetic potential for theoretical energy extraction. The National Research Council – Canadian Hydraulics Centre (NRC-CHC) was asked to contribute the first two phases of this project. This report constitutes the findings of Phase I.
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AffiliationNRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberCHC-TR-070
NPARC number17506217
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Record created2011-03-27
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