Energy & Power
B.C.’s Dent Island Tidal Power project receives $1.5M investment
By Alyssa Dalton
October 20, 2014 – British Columbia MP John Weston announced last Friday a $1.5-million investment under the Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund, which he says will support Water Wall Turbine’s Dent Island Tidal Power Generation development and demonstration project.
Designed to harvest tidal and river stream energy, the project enables the development and demonstration of a 500kW tidal energy power plant off B.C.’s coast, said the government, adding that it has the potential to establish a unique, cost-effective power generating technology for use around the world.
“Our government is positioning Canada as a global leader in the clean technology sector by supporting innovative projects aimed at producing and using energy in cleaner and more efficient ways,” noted Weston. “The research and development generated by projects such as Water Wall Turbine’s Tidal Power Generation project will also create jobs while benefiting the environment.”