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Wind Energy 09 14 2012 2 Jan 25 2013


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  • 1. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election
  • 2. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election
  • 3. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election
  • 4. Wind & Solar Energy According to many renewable energy experts, a small "hybrid" electric system that combines home wind electric and home solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) technologies offers several advantages over either single system.In much of the United States, wind speeds are low in the summer when the sun shines brightest and longest. The wind is strong in the winter when less sunlight is available. Because the peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year, hybrid systems are more likely to produce power when you need it. Many hybrid systems are stand-alone systems, which operate "off-grid" -- not connect ed to an electricity distribution system. For the times when neither the wind nor the solar system are producing, most hybrid systems provide power through batteries and/or an engine generator powered by conventional fuels, such as diesel. If the batteries run low, the engine generator can provide power and recharge the batteries. Adding an engine generator makes the system more complex, but modern electronic controllers can operate these systems automatically. An engine generator can also reduce the size of the other components needed for the system. Keep in mind that the storage capacity must be large enough to supply electrical needs during non-charging periods. Battery banks are typically sized to supply the electric load for one to three days. For more information, see our sections on: • ··Small Solar Electric Systems • ··Small Wind Electric SystemsJuly 2, 2012 - 8:21pm • ··Small Stand-Alone Home Energy Systems External Resources DOE’s Homer Renewable System Evaluation Tool University of Massachusetts’ Hybrid Power System Simulation Model
  • 5. Wind & Solar Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election
  • 6. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Bent Tree Wind Farm Freeborn County Minnesota Alliant Ind. EnergyJanuary 25 2013First Nations Partnerships- Sponsored by MNPWith more than 50 First Nations in the Vancouver Island region, many opportunities exist for partnerships that help spureconomic growth, business and property development and create jobs.Focus on partnership and success present, and unfolding, with First Nations on Vancouver Island, in BC, Canada, and in theUnited States. Provide dialogue with First Nation leaders about economic capacity building especially in rural areas. This willprovide a chance to know First Nation and non-First Nation people. Understanding education, business, and funding needs,creates a working relationships that is necessity and economically structured to mutual advantage on new projects throughoutthe region.Dan Smith, Government Liaison, First Nations Summit, ModeratorRod Naknakim, Chief Negotiator, Laich Kwil Tach First NationChief Richard Harry, Homolco First NationChief Bill Cramner, Namgis First NationChief Doug White III, Snuneymuxw First Nation
  • 7. Energy: The Environment & RenewableEnergyHow many wind turbines do you need to have awind farm? Wind farms can have as few as fivewind turbines or as many as 150. One of thelargest wind farms in the U.S. is in AltamontPass, California. It has more than 4,800 windturbines. Visit the Encyclopedia of Earth formore information on Altamont Pass wind farm.How a wind turbine works. A wind turbine useswind to make electricity. A wind turbineproduces electricity when connected for thatpurpose. It makes a change in the wind currentsaround the windmills, each makes a smallchange. The wind change, isnt to produce awind tunnel or fan, but it does, and creates adrag or friction, that results in current change.“The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft,which connects to a generator and makeselectricity. The electricity is sent throughtransmission and distribution lines to a substation, thenon to homes, business and schools.”The diagram shows the inside of a wind turbine:
  • 8. Port Renfrew in Vancouver Port Renfrew Island is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here. Wave Energy Power 7 days
  • 9. Green Energy Research Available – Green Energy Research Available. – /energy_in_bc/energy_technologies/green_energy_research.printerview.htmll "l "l "l "javascript:void(0) javascript:void(0)BC Hydro has undertaken a number of research projects focused on the potential of green energy resources in British Columbia. Theresults of this work will help enable others to develop green technologies in our province.Much of our research material is available to the public:• ··Site-specific wind monitoring data. BC Hydro began its wind-monitoring program in 2000, and has since collected data on windspeed and direction at a number of mainland B.C. and Vancouver Island locations. The wind monitoring program is drawing to a closeand raw (unanalyzed) monitoring data is available to those interested in developing wind energy in B.C.• Small and micro hydro research. BC Hydro has published··Inventory of Undeveloped Opportunities at Potential Micro Hydro Sites in British Columbia [PDF, 509 KB] which contains information on600 potential sites. Another publication, ··Handbook for Developing Micro Hydro in British Columbia [PDF, 315 KB], discusses issues thatneed to be considered by developers of small or micro hydro sites.• Green Energy Study for British Columbia. This prefeasibility study examined the potential for a number of green resources onVancouver Island (Phase 1 report) and the rest of B.C. (Phase 2). Summary reports, as well as resource-specific reports in cases where theinformation is not commercially sensitive, can be accessed under "In the spotlight" section.• Green Electricity Resources of British Columbia Map. BC Hydro partnered with Canadian Cartographics Ltd. to publish the firstgreen electricity resources map of our province, containing up-to-date information on the location, and approximate amount ofpotential energy from wind, tidal current, ocean wave, geothermal, small hydro, solar and biomass resources. The information for this 84x 170 cm wall map was obtained from BC Hydros Green Energy Study for British Columbia and other sources. View a ··sample panel ofthe map. For more information or to order the map, visit the ··Canadian Cartographics website
  • 10. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election
  • 11. Energy: The Environment and Renewable Energy P. Anna PaddonElect MLA May 14 2013 BC Provincial Election