Hybrid Energy System for Battle Harbour, Labrador

Lay Summary 

The use of renewable energy systems has great importance in order to reduce the pressure on the ever-depleting fossil fuel as well as keeping the environment cleaner and healthier.

This research is about the design of a hybrid energy system for Battle Harbour, Labrador, consisting of a wind turbine and solar energy panels and energy storage. The project has five major phases: i) collection of the site energy data which includes collection of wind and solar resource data at Battle Harbour, including collection of present diesel generator fuel consumption rate and cost data, ii) collection of power consumption data over one year, iii) determination of total present cost of the energy generation at Battle Harbour, iv) determination of the fuel saving which could be achieved if a hybrid energy system is added to the site’s existing diesel generator, and v) proposing the best hybrid system.


Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Harris Centre
Battle Harbour
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hybrid Energy
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Start date 
1 Jan 2006
End date 
31 Dec 2007