The Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre (CHTTC), located on the Winnipeg River in Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba is a national centre focused on the testing of hydrokinetic turbines. Here, companies from all over the world can come to test their hydrokinetic devices. The CHTTC is a tool used to accelerate the development of the marine energy industry in Canada, as well as worldwide. The centre offers a commercial, real-world setting, with regulatory approval for turbine deployment and retrieval, connection to the electrical grid using CSA standards for testing new power converters and measurement instruments to perform studies on the impacts of flows on turbines and the impact of turbines on the environment.
Additionally, the CHTTC offers consulting services to remote communities. Remote communities often generate electricity with expensive diesel fuel. The CHTTC and its personnel are equipped to consult, design energy solutions, create partnerships with hydrokinetic turbine developers and assist in the installation of hydrokinetic technology for remote communities. The CHTTC has been involved in several projects similar to this and is open to pursuing more.