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Wasdell Falls Generating Station, Severn River

The construction of a hydroelectric generating plant at Wasdell Falls in Severn Township is underway. It is expected to open in the fall and provide electricity for up to 1,200 homes. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES


SEVERN TWP. – The Wasdell Falls 1.6-megawatt hydroelectric power plant is back under construction and expected to be operational by the fall, says the project’s development manager.

“We are well into construction right now. The base slab has been poured and two walls of the structure will be poured next week. Most of the excavation is finished and we are getting the structure in. We hope to be operational by this fall,” said Joe Slater, development manager for Coastal Hydropower Corp., which, with Enbridge Inc., owns Wasdell Falls Power Corp.  See full article here.

MNR Site:  2EC31
Location:  Wasdell Falls, Severn River, Washago, ON
Program:  FIT, 1.6 MW
Proponent:  Wasdell Falls Power Corporation
Contact:  PO Box 430 – 3108, Carp Rd., Ottawa, ON

Statement of Completion – Issued May 3, 2011
Status:  Under construction – due to complete in fall of 2014