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BC Wind Energy Feasibility Study. Alissa Cullum~Chirssie Kwan~Kathleen Macdonald. Introduction. Environmental Benefits of Wind Power: ● Does not produce hazardous wastes ● Lacks air and water emissions ● Does not exploit natural non-renewable resources Economic Benefits:

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Bc wind energy feasibility study

BC Wind Energy Feasibility Study

Alissa Cullum~Chirssie Kwan~Kathleen Macdonald


Introduction

Introduction

Environmental Benefits of Wind Power:

●Does not produce hazardous wastes

●Lacks air and water emissions

●Does not exploit natural non-renewable resources

Economic Benefits:

●Rejuvenation on rural economies

●Royalties and lease payments to farmers and other land owners

●Reduction of ‘hidden’ costs


Introduction1

Introduction

●Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) aims to bring about creation of 4,000 MW of wind energy by 2010.

●Currently, Canada produces 570 MW of wind power.


Introduction2

Introduction

The Fortis Bank, the Petroleum Economist, and the World Energy Council:

“B.C.’s wind power is possibly the best in the world.”

●B.C.’s favourable characteristics:

●Good wind resources

●Sufficient power grid access

●High energy demand

●Federal and provincial incentives, such as the WWPI and B.C.Hydro’s

●Integrated Energy Plan


Methodology

Methodology

Data Acquisition

● Canadian Wind Atlas

● DMTI

● NTS


Methodology cont

Methodology cont.

Area Exclusion

● Lakes, rivers, and wetlands

● Parks, airports, landfills

● Rail lines and Cities


Methodology cont1

Methodology cont.

Multi-criteria Evaluation

Step 1 :Factor Scoring

● Roads

● Transmission lines

● Wind Speed

● Elevation variation


Methodology cont2

Methodology cont.

Multi-criteria Evaluation

Step 2:Factor Weighting

● Roads

● Transmission lines

● Wind Speed

● Elevation variation


Results

Results

Optimal Area Identification, using zonal statistics.

The best area:

North half of BC

Best locations within this area:

North central BC.


Discussion

Discussion

Issues

● Data

● Area Exclusion

● Factor Scoring

● Factor Weighting

●Zonal Statistics


Bc wind energy feasibility study

In light of these issues how useful is our analysis?.......

● The models are consistent

● The methods of analysis can be used with different data

● New siting guidelines can be used to refine our multi-criteria models


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