UVic PRIMED community-focused tidal energy project receives $2M


The University of Victoria Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery’s (PRIMED’s) Blind Channel Test Centre will receive $2M from the Government of British Columbia to support its research activities. UVic PRIMED is ramping up development, testing, and deployment of tidal turbines in West Thurlow with the goal of providing a proof of concept for remote coastal communities. “British Columbia has one of the longest and most beautiful coastlines in the world, but more than 50 coastal communities still depend on polluting fossil fuels for heat, light, transportation and industry,” said BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne. “I’m so pleased to see this partnership and how it’s helping communities reduce their carbon footprint and protect our oceans for future generations.”

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