POTENTIALS OP TIDAL POWER ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST IN CANADA AND UNITED STATES

Jan T. Laba

Abstract


In this paper the most suitable locations for erection of tidal power plants on the North Atlantic Coast are reviewed and classified in respect to the possible pool arrangement. The harnessing of the tides to produce power in various layouts is described. Due to the limited length of this paper, it was only possible to discuss and compare the power output from two proposed tidal power projects, Passamaquoddy Bay and Shepody Bay, and also to discuss some auxiliary power sources to supplement the varying output of tidal power. The tide producing forces and the effect of the coastline on the tide height is also briefly introduced.

Keywords


tidal power; tide locations

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