Klinaklini Hydroelectric Project

Projects that were undergoing a comprehensive study at the time the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force will continue to follow the requirements of the former Act. Under the former Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for conducting the comprehensive study of this project.

Kleana Power Corporation proposes to develop a run-of-river hydroelectric power project on the Klinaklini River on the mainland coast of British Columbia, 167 km northeast of Campbell River, B.C. The proposed development would have an average power output of 280 MW, with the capacity to produce 700 MW at maximum river flows. The project consists of: a diversion weir intake, headpond, penstock/18 km tunnel, powerhouse, tailrace, waste rock disposal, upgrades to existing logging roads, construction of new roads where required, upgrades of existing barge landing facility, and an aerial transmission line across Johnstone Strait and along Vancouver Island to Campbell River.

Latest update

August 28, 2019 – On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act came into force, replacing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. As a result, the comprehensive study, which was being conducted under the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, was terminated per the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act.



Klinaklini Hydroelectric Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
410-701, Georgia Street W
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
Email: information@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Klinaklini River (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Kleana Power Corporation Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number


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