THE NORTHERN GATEWAY PIPELINE: A POSSIBLE CORRIDOR TO SEED RENEWABLE ENERGY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

World Mining Congress
As fossil fuels become depleted over the next century, it is imperative that Canada and other countries examine ways to transition to other sources of energy, particularly renewable resources. A critical obstacle to developing Canada’s renewable energy resources is the scarcity of infrastructure to wheel the generated electricity to a viable market. For each megawatt of renewable electrical power, a maximum of 1 km of connecting power line is typically feasible. This means that hydropower, geothermal, and wind power projects with capacities up to 100 MW must be located within a maximum of 100 km of a main power line in order to be economically viable.
Keywords: energy; Pipeline; Pipelines; Power; Geothermal; Resources; Projects; Oil; Oils;
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