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Case study of wave power integration into the Ucluelet area electrical grid

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dc.contributor.author St. Germain, Louise Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-07T23:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-07T23:36:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2009-12-07T23:36:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1957
dc.description.abstract Technologies exist that can capture and convert wave energy but there are few studies examining systemic integration of wave energy devices. This work examines the potential to use wave energy as a renewable energy resource on Vancouver Island, specifically in the Tofino/Ucluelet area. A model of a wave energy conversion (WEC) device was developed as a module within TRNSYS™ where it can be coupled to a load as well as to a storage medium. For this particular study, wave profiles generated from hourly average data for a location on the west coast of Vancouver Island are used as a resource input. An analysis of the potential to use wave energy is carried out with an emphasis on overall system efficiency and resulting device scaling. The results of the wave energy conversion with and without storage, as well as the general economics of these scenarios, are used to make recommendations regarding technical feasibility of wave power projects on Vancouver Island. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject ocean wave power en
dc.subject renewable energy sources en
dc.subject British Columbia en
dc.subject Vancouver Island en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Engineering::Mechanical engineering en
dc.title Case study of wave power integration into the Ucluelet area electrical grid en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Rowe, Andrew Michael
dc.contributor.supervisor Wild, Peter Martin
dc.degree.department Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en


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