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Tidal Power

What is Tidal Power? Gravitational pull ● Kinetic Energy ● Turbines ● 2 high and low ● 3 different ways ● .

Tidal Barrage: Change in height ● Ebb and flow ● Compress air ● .How does it work? 1.

Tidal Fences: Placed between islands ● Currents of coastal waters ● Higher density ● .How does it work? 2.

Tidal Turbines: Current of 4 .5 mph ● Shore (20-30m deep) ● 15 m TT = 60m WT ● .5.How does it work? 3.

Benefits High efficiency 80% (mechanical) ● Reliable ● Emission free ● Plants are durable ● .

Disadvantages Expensive ● Location specific ● Storage or backup grid ● Marine life and mud flats ● Disrupts tide cycles ● Limited time ● .

France -240 MW -600 GWH -120$ million .Where is it being used? ● Sihwa Lake. Canada -20MW -50 GWH ● Rance River. Korea -254 MW -2.88$ million ● Annapolis Royal.

Potential Energy Global power : 20 181 TWH (2008) ● Potential power: 450 TW (2.23%) ● In Canada ● Bay of Fundy ● 30 000 MW .

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