Update: Water Power Group was denied a Feed-in-Tariff Contract because the entire north is now constrained, with no more availability on the power grid.
Water Power Group plans to develop the Cedar Rapids site as a waterpower project. They are proposing a true run-of-river type project, on a section of the Vermilion River, just south of the Town of Capreol, and promises to be low-impact and to maintain the natural beauty of the area and rapids. Water Power Group will apply for a 40-year, fixed-rate contract with the province under the Large Energy Procurement Policy. More information here.
ORA has no position on this Proposal until more details are available; however, Water Power Group has a track record of low impact true run-of-river operations which tend to be less destructive to the riverine ecosystem. They have attended our ORA General Meeting and made presentation regarding their ethics and standards.