Verdant Power is pursuing projects with numerous water agencies and authorities focused on harnessing the kinetic hydropower potential of constructed waterways.
The company has also formed a coalition of prospective customers, and has filed a broad patent for kinetic hydropower systems that would work in slower moving canal waters.
More than 15,000 MW is the estimated attainable capacity of the Canadian kinetic hydropower market. This is based on “An Evaluation of The Kinetic Energy of Canadian Rivers & Estuaries” prepared for the National Research Council of Canada, Hydraulics Laboratory. The study also identified a potential of over 110 million megawatt hours per year of kinetic energy in Canada – after examining just three main river reaches and only 13 tidal current cross-sections.
To begin harnessing this potential, Verdant Power Canada has kicked off the CORE Project, which will also introduce the company’s river-powered Free Flow turbine to the world.
Verdant Power is constantly in search of viable water bodies and new opportunities for collaboration around the globe. Accordingly, the company is in the early stages of assessing resources in the UK, South America, China, and India.