Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) is proposing the development of the Dam 24 Hydro Project on the Otonabee River in the Township of Selwyn, Ontario. Peterborough Utilities Hydro 24 LP (PUH) is a limited partnership with PUI and the Curve Lake Economic Development Corporation. The project is located on the Trent Severn Waterway primarily on Federal lands under the administration of the Parks Canada Agency (PCA). PUH is currently undertaking a Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA), as per the requirements of the Parks Canada Directive on Impact Assessment (2015) under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
PUH has been awarded a contract from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) through the Large Renewable Procurement program. The proposed project involves the installation of a waterpower facility with a name plate capacity of approximately 3 megawatts adjacent to the Douro Dam at Lock 24.
The project is proceeding through approvals associated with the Dominion Water Power Act and may require review and approval under other applicable federal and provincial legislation.
PUH will be presenting information on the project and soliciting feedback from the public. Public consultation is an integral component of this process. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a public consultation meeting being held on:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm
LAKEFIELD-SMITH COMMUNITY CENTRE
20 Concession Street
The meeting will be held in the NIELS PIND ROOM
Posters detailing key aspects of the project will be available, and select members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting on a drop-in basis to learn more about the proposed undertaking and to provide comments.
Information and updates can also be viewed on the project website: http://www.pui.ca/Generation/Peterborough_Utilities_Dam_24_Hydro.htm.