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Long Rapids, Namewaminikan River – EBR 012-1976 for Permit to Take Water

This EBR posting is open for public comment until 19 July 2014.  More information here.

This proposal is for a new PTTW for Namewaminikan Hydro Inc. for the purpose of operating a hydroelectric power facility from Long Rapids, on the Namewaminikan River in the Municipality of Greenstone, District of Thunder Bay. Details of the proposed water taking is as follows:

Proponent:   Namewaminikan Hydro Inc.
1555 Peel Street
Suite 1100
Montreal Quebec
Canada H3A 3L8

Instrument Type:   Permit to take water – OWRA s. 34
Permit Type: New (Category 3)
Purpose of Water Taking: Power production
Source of Water: Namewaminikan River (Long Rapids)
Maximum Rate (Litres Per Minute): 2,580,000
Maximum Number of Hours of Taking per Day: 24
Maximum Volume (Litres) Per Day: 3,715,200,000
Maximum Number of Days of Taking in a Year: 365
Earliest Calendar date of taking (mm/dd): 09/01
Latest Calendar date of taking (mm/dd): 12/31

Period of water taking: 10 years

Namewaminikan Waterpower Project, Long Rapids & Twin Falls – Namewaminikan River

Twin Falls, Namewaminikan River


Long Rapids, NamewaminikanRiver

Namewaminikan Hydro (NH) is proposing to develop the Namewaminikan Waterpower Project (NWP), which consists of two “run-of-river” hydroelectric generating stations on the Namewaminikan River. This river is essentially located in the municipality of Greenstone and runs north of the community of Beardmore, Ontario. The sites to be developed are called Long Rapids and Twin Falls. The Long Rapids station will generate 5.6 megawatts (MW) of hydroelectric power whereas the Twin Falls station will produce 4.4 MW, for a project total of 10 MW.

The project will require the construction of a new 34.5 kV powerline. This line will bebuilt along existing roads and along the High Falls powerline over a distance of approximately 22 km.

A Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract for 40 years of electricity purchase was signed with the OPA in April 2010. The construction schedule was produced taking into consideration restrictions related to clearing, instream works and moose calving activities.

Construction is planned for summer 2012, whereas commercial operation is scheduled for fall 2014.  More information here.

A Permit to Take Water has been applied for and is open for comment under an EBR 012-1976 until 19 July 2014.

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