Research how remote communities could free themselves from diesel generation of power
There remain a handful of communities in Southern Newfoundland and Coastal Labrador that are too far removed from the province’s electricity grid and that rely on diesel-generated electricity for power. Such systems are inefficient and polluting. Research is needed to demonstrate the feasibility and sustainability of alternate power generation sources, such as wind, solar, tidal, run-of-river, biomass, etc. As well, such a hybrid system would require a sophisticated coordinating mechanism, where one source would kick in when another waned. (Research undertaken in 2006 by Dr. Mohammed Tariq Iqbal and Dr. Neil Bose looked at this issue, and a report is available here.
25 Sep 2015