20 Results for hydroelectric

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it will be proceeding with a public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls Project. Premier Dwight Ball announced the appointment of Justice Richard D. LeBlanc as the sole Commissioner of Inquiry, in accordance with Part I of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006.…

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00pm

As part of the provincial cabinet’s deliberations on the Site C hydroelectric project, Don Wright, deputy minister to Premier John Horgan, has invited an expert advisory panel to provide its views on Site C and the BC Utilities Commission’s final report. Expert views are sought from various perspectives – BC…

November 27, 2017 @ 8:00am

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall has issued the following statement on the final report of the Site C review that was released by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC): “Our government initiated the BCUC review of Site C to assist us in making the best decision…

November 02, 2017 @ 5:50am

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the purpose of the new report is…

April 20, 2017 @ 10:19am

The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule, and on…

April 10, 2017 @ 11:58am

Yesterday, BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone as the turbines and generators contractor, Voith Hydro Canada, mobilized to the construction site. Voit, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply, and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for Site…

April 04, 2017 @ 9:38am

A committee of City of Saskatoon councillors believe that the city should prepare a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, as the agreement would start a feasibility study for a jointly-owned hydropower station at the weir. The Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services approved the…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:17am

The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) and Manitoba Hydro have announced a new control budget of $8.7 billion and revised in-service date of August 2021 for the Keeyask Generating Station, currently under construction on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. This represents an increase from the previously approved control budget…

March 14, 2017 @ 6:55am

Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in…

February 15, 2017 @ 7:28am

A legal challenge filed by two B.C. First Nations regarding the Site C hydroelectric project has been unanimously denied by the Federal Court of Appeal. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the challenge from the West Moberly First Nation and the Prophet River First Nation called for…

January 24, 2017 @ 10:32am

NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068. This recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s board of directors, balancing environmental, social, technical and cost considerations. It also follows extensive and ongoing consultation with First Nations. In…

December 20, 2016 @ 11:15am

A petition by two B.C. First Nations to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. has been rejected by the province’s top court. According to a CBC news article, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argued that they were not properly consulted on the permitting…

November 02, 2016 @ 6:41am

BC Hydro and its contractor, ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group, announced the completion of the worker accommodation lodge, a significant project milestone for the Site C Clean Energy Project. The lodge – which includes 1,600 rooms and a wide variety of on-site amenities – has been completed on time and…

October 20, 2016 @ 6:50am

Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. This decision is expected to save up to $3.8 billion in electricity…

September 27, 2016 @ 8:56am

Construction of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) $2.6-billion Lower Mattagami Project in Kapuskasing is underway. The northern hydroelectric generating  project will increase Ontario’s supply of renewable power by about 440 megawatts. OPG’s partner in the project is the Moose Cree First Nation, which will have up to a 25 per cent…

June 09, 2010 @ 12:30pm

Hydroelectric transmission lines and generation in Whitehorse, Yukon, may be the first infrastructure to get funding under the federal government's $1-billion Green Infrastructure Fund, part of the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan. Brian Jean, parliamentary Secretary to John Baird, along with Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, announced yesterday that the…

June 01, 2009 @ 7:25am

Ontario has achieved a first for North America by introducing new electricity pricing to encourage the development of renewable energy. The question is: will this approach do as much to stimulate the economy as the provincial government hopes? The guaranteed pricing structure, called a feed-in tariff (FIT) for various forms…

March 13, 2009 @ 11:53am

Hydro-Québec has confirmed that the Romaine hydroelectric power project, number one on our Top 100 list of projects for 2009, will have no impact on the territory of Labrador since its area of influence is situated entirely within Québec. In a press release earlier today, the company says, "The hydrological…

February 12, 2009 @ 2:52pm

Rio Tinto is investing US$228 million in the construction of a new 225-megawatt high-efficiency turbine at Rio Tinto Alcan's Shipshaw power station in Saguenay, Quebec. The project is expected to be completed in December 2012. The Shipshaw power station is a major component of Rio Tinto Alcan's extensive hydroelectric network,…

October 29, 2008 @ 9:15am

Plutonic Power's application for an environmental assessment certificate for the 130-megawatt Upper Toba Valley run-of-river hydroelectric project has been accepted by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. The Upper Toba Valley run-of-river project is comprised of three generation facilities on Jimmie Creek, Dalgleish Creek and the Upper Toba River and will…

September 24, 2008 @ 7:27am