Panel put together to review Dunvegan Dam on Peace River

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A three member panel has been appointed to reivew Glacier Power Ltd.’s proposed Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project.

The proposed project would be located on the Peace River near Dunvegan, Alberta. Glacier Power Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate a 100 megawatt (MW) run-of-river hydroelectric project on the Peace River. The powerhouse will consist of 40 turbine units constructed side by side extending from the north bank of the main channel for a total powerhouse length of 288 meters. The power would be transmitted along a new 144 kilovolts (kV) transmission line for approximately 4.3 kilometers to the southeast of the project to interconnect at an existing 144 kV transmission line.

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The appointment of Vern Hartwell (Panel Chair), Doug Larder and George Kupfer were made jointly between Canada’s Environment Minister, John Baird, and the Government of Alberta.

Under the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act, the NRCB is responsible for determining whether natural resource projects are in the public interest, by considering the social, economic and environmental effects of proposed projects.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca
Natural Resources Conservation Board www.nrcb.gov.ab.ca
Alberta Utilities Commission www.auc.ab.ca

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