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Public Notice
Pelican and Sundog Renewable Generating Station Projects — Public Comments Invited

January 10, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced federal environmental assessments for the proposed Pelican Renewable Generating Station Project and the proposed Sundog Renewable Generating Station Project located approximately 180 kilometres and 130 kilometres, respectively, upstream of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, by Ministerial Orders, has designated these projects as requiring environmental assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

Public Comment Period

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by these projects and what should be examined during the environmental assessments, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. Given that the projects are close in location and size, the EIS Guidelines will apply to both projects and the Agency will consider comments for each project separately.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by February 9, 2018 to:

Pelican and Sundog Renewable Generating Station Projects
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Email: CEAA.PelicanSundog.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information, visit the Agency website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference numbers 80145 and 80146). Copies of the draft EIS Guidelines are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Mary Keaser Library
    170 McDougal Road
    Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
  • Stuart MacPherson Public Library
    8702 91 Avenue
    Lac la Biche, Alberta
  • Wood Buffalo Regional Library
    1 C.A. Knight Way
    Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Plamondon Municipal Library
    9814 100 Street
    Plamondon, Alberta

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The Proposed Projects

Pelican RGS GP Inc. and Sundog RGS GP Inc., wholly owned subsidiaries of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., are proposing the construction and operation of two run-of-river hydroelectric facilities on the Athabasca River located approximately 180 kilometres and 130 kilometres, respectively, upstream of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The proposed Pelican and Sundog Renewable Generating Station Projects would each have a generating capacity of 135 megawatts. Components for each project would include a new 240 kilovolt 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.

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