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Milltown Waterpower Project – Salmon River – 0.2 MW

Milltown Waterpower Project Public Information Centre

Tuesday December 20, 2011
Milltown Waterpower is proposing a development that will rehabilitate the existing mill site, on the Salmon River, near the intersection of Milltown Road and Salmon River Road, in Tyendinaga Township. The Project will use Ontario developed new technologies which will take advantage of this very low head site. The intent of the project is to not manipulate the river and to minimize the project footprint. The technology is designed to minimize the impact on the river.

To this purpose, Milltown Water Power in cooperation with The Greer Galloway Group Inc. has intiated a Class Environmental Assessment Study to assess the effects development would have on the area.

This project is being planned in accordance with the requirements of the Municpal Class Environmental Assessment. A public information centre is planned to provide further information to the public on the proposal and to recieve input and comment from interested persons. Subject to comments recieved and the receipt of necessary approvals, Milltown Water Power intends to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project.

Alf Chaiton, project manager of the Milltown Waterpower Project near Shannonville, and Loic Petillon, project manager of Ossberger, a manufacturer of small turbines, provided examples of how new technology is being developed to extract the most benefit from even modest flows of water.