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dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-06T14:56:15Z
dc.date.available2017-02-06T14:56:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72673
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have questioned the validity of the tidal energy industry’s focus on utility-scale devices, and have called for investigation of the potential for small-scale tidal energy development. This thesis provides an early assessment of this potential, in three inter-related parts. First, the question of whether a tidal resource exists that is viable for small-scale extraction is addressed, alongside an assessment of electricity markets where this resource would prove attractive. Second, through financial modeling, an estimate of the upper cost thresholds for small tidal projects to prove viable is developed. Finally, a review of the social and socioeconomic factors that may influence a project’s acceptability in a given community—and thus its chance of success—was conducted. Together, these pieces offer a picture of the contexts in which small-scale tidal energy projects may prove worthwhile, and the hurdles that may stand in the way of developers are highlighted.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjecttidal energyen_US
dc.subjectenergy policyen_US
dc.subjectrenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectcommunity energyen_US
dc.subjectsocial studies of energyen_US
dc.subjectTidal power
dc.title"Go Big or Go Away?" An Investigation into the Potential for Small-Scale Tidal Energy Development in Canada, and Factors that May Influence its Viabilityen_US
dc.date.defence2017-01-23
dc.contributor.departmentSchool for Resource & Environmental Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Environmental Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Peter Tyedmers (SRES)en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Karen Beazley (SRES)en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. John Colton (Acadia)en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Michelle Adams (SRES)en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Bruce Hatcher (CBU)en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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