Alternative Power and Energy Options for Reduced-Diesel Operations at CFS ALERT

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  1. Amow, G.
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Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
This report was tasked with exploring alternative power and energy options for CFS ALERT to reduce diesel-use for its electricity and heat demands. This report focuses specifically on renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, geothermal, wave and tidal) as well as nuclear power and consider their use within the context of the climate, geology and geography of CFS ALERT. Geothermal (deep drilling and ground source heat pumps), wave and tidal (barrage) systems were found to be unviable options. Modular nuclear reactors appear attractive for use; however, their targeted electricity and thermal outputs currently under development exceed the requirements of CFS ALERT by at least one to two orders of magnitude. Solar, wind and tidal-current systems may have a role to play in future reduced-diesel operations at CFS ALERT; however, further investigation and careful planning is required prior to implementation. Recommendations for future work in these areas are provided.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2010-080 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 May 2010
Number of Pages
54
DSTKIM No
CA034791
CANDIS No
534313
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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