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OPG Installs New Spillway & Generator at Ranney Falls

October 19, 2017 - 8:39 am

Yesterday, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced the installation of a new water spillway to improve safety and replacement of the smallest generator at its historic Ranney Falls Generating Station in the Campbellford area. Replacing the existing century-old unit was a necessary economic decision...

Categories: News, Ontario

Nunatsiavut: Muskrat Falls Failing to Curb Methylmercury Accumulation

September 19, 2017 - 11:17 am

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has released a statement declaring that he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the Muskrat Falls project is not being honoured. “When we met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball last October...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Ottawa Riverkeeper Releases 400 Eels, Calls for Infrastructure Changes

July 18, 2017 - 11:14 am

On July 12th, Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) released 400 American eels on the shores of Petrie Island, Ottawa, and called for greater action on the part of hydroelectric operators to create accommodating infrastructure for the fresh water species. The eel release was...

Categories: News, Ontario

Report Finds Weak Business Case for Site C Hydroelectric

April 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

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

Saskatoon to Pursue Hydropower Project with Possible Paddling Feature

March 13, 2017 - 7:31 am

The City of Saskatoon is preparing to enter a formal agreement with the Saskatoon Tribal Council for a new hydropower generation project at the Saskatoon Weir. The total estimated cost of the project is $61.5 - 65.2 million, which is expected to be funded by the Saskatoon Tribal Council and private-sector...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Tla'amin Assessing Water, Fish Ahead of Hydroelectric Development

December 7, 2016 - 10:56 am

The Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia has received funding from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of three-megawatt hydroelectric facility. The nation will use $40,000 from the FNCEBF to study fish habitats in the project...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Western Canada

New Research Forecasts Impacts of Proposed Hydroelectric Development on Local Communities

November 18, 2016 - 12:20 pm

New research from Harvard University has forecasted human exposure to methylmercury levels in areas of Canada where new hydroelectric development is being considered will be significant. The study showed that more than 90 per cent of potential new projects are likely to increase concentrations of...

Categories: National, News

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

September 26, 2016 - 7:35 am

Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government.

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