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Environmental assessments under way for Pelican, Sundog hydro projects in Canada

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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced federal environmental assessments for the proposed Pelican Renewable Generating Station Project and Sundog Renewable Generating Station Project in Alberta, Canada.

Pelican will be located 180 km upstream of Fort McMurray on the Athabasca River. This run-of-river facility will have a generating capacity of 135 MW and is being developed by Pelican RGS GP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. Project components would include a new 240-kV transmission line, a spillway to increase the water level in the river, a powerhouse, in-river embankment structures, boat launches, access roads and ramp fishways, CEAA says.

Sundog will be 130 km upstream of Fort McMurray on the Athabasca River. This run-of-river facility will have a capacity of 135 MW and is being developed by Sundog RGS GP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Innergex Renewable Energy. Project components would include a new 240-kV transmission line, a spillway to increase the water level in the river, a powerhouse, in-river embankment structures, boat launches, access roads and ramp fishways, CEAA says.

Public comments on these two projects are due Feb. 9.

Innergex has 30 operating hydroelectric facilities with a gross capacity of 722 MW in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario in Canada.

Innergex says it has prospective sites in preliminary development stages with a combined potential net installed capacity of 3,560 MW.

In October 2017, Innergex announced plans to acquire Alterra Power, which will add eight operating projects with a net capacity of 364 MW and three projects under construction with net capacity of 118 MW.

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