With so many pipelines, LNG terminals and other mega-energy projects hanging in the balance, it’s not surprising that a planned $8-billion hydroelectric dam and reservoir in northeastern B.C. is facing an uncertain future.
The Niagara Tunnel is the largest hydroelectric project in Ontario in 50 years and will provide renewable power over the next 100 years. The tunnel is 10.2 kilometres long, with a bored diameter of 14.4 metres. At its deepest point, it is 140…
Hatch was retained by the Ontario Waterpower Association and the Province to identify the most cost-effective hydropower sites in six major watersheds in Northern Ontario. The development of such sites will benefit off-grid First Nation…
Quebec and Ontario are on the brink of developing a more coordinated approach to bolster their energy and infrastructure interests.
Quote: “Quebec is the fourth-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world and its electricity rates are among the lowest in North America. Its residential rates are 45 per cent lower than ours [in Ontario] and its industrial rates are…
The government of Manitoba has issued a licence to proceed immediately with the construction of the massive Keeyask dam and generating project in the northern part of the province.
Renewable energy promises
A report from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School has come out punching against the construction of large dams.
The Niagara Tunnel project was named Canadian Tunnelling Project of the Year by the Tunnelling Association of Canada in November. Hatch Mott MacDonald received the award as representative of the owner, Ontario Power Generation.
On November 15, the federal government announced the official completion of repairs to the Quebec Dam at the Timiskaming Dam complex on the border between Quebec and Ontario.
Nova Scotia’s utility approval board has agreed to a 180-kilometre subsea cable “Maritime Link” from Newfoundland across the Cabot Strait into Nova Scotia.
The design efficiency of the $940-million John Hart Generating Station Replacement project near Campbell River on Vancouver Island will play a critical role in the payback for whichever winning team is selected to do the…
Water started flowing through the new tunnel under Niagara Falls in March. The largest hard rock tunnel boring machine in the world was used to drill the tunnel, which is 12.7 metres (41 feet) wide and 10.2 kilometres (6.3 miles)…
Buckland & Taylor International, bridge engineers of North Vancouver, as subconsultant to HDR, will be helping to design the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York State.
A 121-MW run-of-river hydro-electric project northwest of Pemberton, British Columbia, has been granted an Environmental Assessment Certificate by the province.
The last of 32 generators in the world’s largest hydropower project was started on July 4, and China’s controversial Three Gorges Dam was declared complete.
Wind and solar energy face two barriers to greater acceptance: the power they produce is not always available, nor is it predictable. As these renewable energy sources become more important to the world’s future, finding a way to store…
High in the Coastal Mountains 100 kilometres north of Powell River on British Columbia’s west coast, two new “run-of-river” hydroelectricity stations are together generating 235 MW of electrical power.
In December the premier of Quebec, Jean Charest, met with 350 young professionals of the Quebec Association of Consulting Engineers (AICQ) to explain a vast initiative the province has launched to develop its northern territories.
Work is beginning this summer on infrastructure to support the $5.6-billion Keeyask hydroelectric generating station on the Nelson River in Manitoba.
The giant utility Hydro-Québec issued a press release in April defending hydropower as an “environmentally sound power source.”
The tunnel boring machine drilling its way under the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario has finally reached the end of its 10 kilometre journey. The Niagara Tunnel Project to increase the flow of water to the Sir Adam Beck Generating…
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Hydro-Québec is in a war of words with the producers of a documentary film, “Chercher le courant.”
China is planning to build so many new hydroelectric dams, the coming years will be a “golden decade” for the sector. As reported by Probe International, a recent report in China Securities Journal says Chinese officials plan to have 430…
“Big Becky,” the largest hard rock tunnel boring machine in the world, resumed its underground journey on December 27. The Niagara Tunnel Project TBM is drilling a third tunnel to divert water from Niagara Falls to the Adam Beck Generating…
Four new hydroelectricity generating stations near Timmins in northern Ontario have been put into service by Ontario Hydro — five months ahead of schedule and on budget. Three of the stations are on the Upper Mattagami River. The…