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Timber Run Hydropower – Gull River

Contract:  Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) – 500 kwh
Proponent:  Timber Run Hydropower Corporation
Status:  Unknown


Timber Run Hydropower Corporation (33 Hurontario Street, P.O. Box 3, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 2L7) hereby gives notice that on December 28, 2011, a second application was filed with the Director of Water Power, Parks Canada Agency, under the Dominion Water Power Act (DWPA), for a second Priority Permit to develop a small hydroelectric generating facility on the Gull River in Norland, a hamlet in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The site of the proposed facility is on Concession A, Lot D of Somerville Township, in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The dam lies immediately east of County Road 45 where it crosses the Gull River. An initial notice about the proposed project was published on October 7, 2009.

The proposed project includes the construction of a new sluiceway passage in Norland Dam adjacent to the existing north sluiceway, to be made of reinforced concrete. A turbine-generator system, designed to generate 500 kW (670.5 hp) of electricity, will be placed within this sluiceway. There will be a minor excavation of the riverbed immediately downstream of the sluiceway to accommodate the turbine.

The facility will produce electricity with “run-of-the-river” technology, using surplus water that is currently spilled without affecting current water level and flow regimes. The operation of the facility will not require or result in the storage of water. Water will pass through the newly created sluiceway, flow through a submerged turbine, and discharge directly east of the dam into the existing downstream river way. No negative or non-mitigable impacts on water levels, noise levels, aquatic and terrestrial life, or the surrounding site are anticipated. The electricity generated will be transmitted to local distribution lines owned by local electrical utility companies for use in Ontario.

A Priority Permit provides permission for project-related studies and does not constitute permission for construction.

January 6, 2012