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CEAA kicks off assessment process for Alberta’s Amisk Hydroelectric Project

Cleantech Canada
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As proposed, the project would produce 330 megawatts of electricity

OTTAWA—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has launched a call for public comments regarding a proposed hydroelectric project in northwestern Alberta.

Proposed by AHP Development Corp., the Amisk Hydroelectric Project includes the construction and operation of a 330 megawatt hydroelectric facility on Peace River. The site is located approximately 15 kilometres upstream of Dunvegan, Alta. As proposed, the agency noted the hydro project would generate approximately 1,875 gigawatt hours of electricity per year and involve the the construction of a powerhouse, spillway, headpond, fish passage, boat passage, a connecting transmission line and substation, as well as access roads and other construction-related components.

“To assist in making its decision, the agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment,” the agency said.

Written comments must be submitted to the agency by Nov. 16. The CEAA will then decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the project.



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