Dr. Lukas Swan P.Eng., Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory, Dalhousie University
Dr. Nathaniel Pearre, Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory, Dalhousie University
This webinar presents a model and results that examine characteristics of the wind resource around the Canadian Maritime provinces. While significant wind turbine generating capacity has already been installed, it has sought to minimize cost of energy. This new model uses temporal and spatial modeling and examines other metrics such as intermittency to guide the geographic siting of future wind farms. A primary outcome of this research are "Venn diagram" like maps of the Maritime region showing overlap of various positive metrics. The results are intended for government analysts, wind farm developers, land owners, utilities, and regulators in support of future policies and programs to incorporate more wind energy into the electricity systems of the Maritimes.