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Report suggests weak business case for Site C Project

April 20, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Sutherland Generating Station producing electricity

April 10, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

Site C's Turbine and Generator Contractor Has Mobilized to the Site

April 4, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Weir Hydroelectric Project moving forward

March 15, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Keeyask Generating Station budget revised to $8.7 billion

March 14, 2017 -

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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Safety inspectors to attend La Romaine worksite

February 15, 2017 -

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 year eight...

Categories: News, Quebec

Site C challenge denied by Federal Court of Appeal

January 24, 2017 -

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 a judicial...

Categories: News, Western Canada

VIDEO: Keeyask GS construction update

December 21, 2016 -

Manitoba Hydro has provided a video update on the progress of the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station. The $6.5 billion Keeyask Hydroelectric Project, #5 on the 2016 Top100 Projects list, will be a 695-MW station that generates an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours per year upon completion.

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

NB Power to maintain Mactaquac Generating Station

December 20, 2016 -

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...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Site C challenge denied by B.C. Supreme Court

November 2, 2016 -

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 for the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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