The Community & Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development – Acadia Tidal Energy Institute (ATEI)
In June 2011, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) announced Community Feed-In Tariffs (COMFIT) for various renewable energy developments, including small-scale tidal energy. This innovative government policy gives communities/developers a long-term, guaranteed price for electricity generated from renewable resources. The UARB also announced that feed-in tariffs for large-scale tidal energy would be forthcoming.
However, many question remain around how communities and businesses in Nova Scotia can benefit from tidal energy development. To address some of these questions the Acadia Tidal Energy Institute (ATEI), with support from municipal, provincial and federal partners, has developed the Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development. The Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development will assist communities and businesses in better understanding the opportunities stemming from tidal energy while encouraging responsible harvesting of the tidal energy resource.
The Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development contains a series of modules that describe opportunities and strategies for communities and businesses to become involved in tidal energy development. The modules also provide relevant advice, checklists and links.
For more information and to download the The Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development, please visit: http://tidalenergy.acadiau.ca/community-business-toolkit-.html
For further information please contact ATEI directly.