Location: Little Jackfish River, Thunder Bay, unorganized township.
Installed Capacity: 78 MW
Ontario Power Generation has proposed development of approximately 78 MW of renewable hydroelectric power through the construction of a generating station on the Little Jackfish River. With no existing hydroelectric development on the river, the proposed station will include a dam with a water intake and by-pass structure, a powerhouse and a tailrace channel. Associated facilities include access roads, borrow areas for construction materials and a large temporary construction camp. Transmission facilities to connect the proposed project to the provincial grid will also be required.
The province’s Long Term Energy Plan released in December 2013 has indicated that the energy that would be generated by the Little Jackfish River Hydroelectric Project is not needed in the near-term. Therefore, all Project activities are being put on hold. Continue reading