Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FUNDING: Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development

English: Bay of Fundy © 2004 Matthew Trump
English: Bay of Fundy © 2004 Matthew Trump (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
ATEI is Pleased to Announce Release of the Community and Business
Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development.

Click here
<http://tidalenergy.acadiau.ca/community-business-toolkit-.html>to learn
more and download a
copy (http://tidalenergy.acadiau.ca/community-business-toolkit-.html


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,* 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 opportunties and strategies
for communities and businesses to become involved in tidal enegy
development. The modules also provide relevant advice, checklists and links.

*The Entire Toolkit and Individual modules can be downloaded from the
links below.*

Dana Morin
/Director-Business Development/**
*Fundy Tidal Inc.*
121 Second Street
Westport, Nova Scotia, B0V 1H0
Office: (902) 839.2078
Cell: (902) 790.3565
www.fundytidal.com <http://www.fundytidal.com/>

*Marine Renewables Canada, www.marinerenewables.ca <www.oreg.ca>*

/Aligning industry, academia and government to ensure that Canada is a
leader in providing ocean energy solutions to a world market.
/*Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN), fern.acadiau.ca
*/Fostering Collaborations in Tidal Energy Research/