To the rescue of electricity poles

A team led by Pierre Drapeau obtains more than $ 1.9 million for a research project on the behavior of woodpeckers. In North America, spikes on utility and telecommunications line poles cost millions of dollars every year to grid operators.

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Hydromega Services Inc. (“Hydromega”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ayers‐1 and Ayers‐2 hydroelectric generating stations located on the Rivière du Nord in Lachute, Quebec. The two (2) facilities, with a combined capacity of 5.9 MW have been reliably producing renewable hydropower for decades and have been owned by the Ayers family for several generations.

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Hydromega is involved in the HERA project

Hydromega is proud to be involved in the HERA project through sponsorships. The HERA project is composed of 21 students in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering motivated to fly a 100% electric aircraft.

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Hydroméga Services Inc. concludes the acquisition of Cochrane Power Corporation

Hydroméga Service Inc. (HSI) concluded today the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of Cochrane Power Corporation (CPC), which assets include the 42 MW cogeneration facility located in Cochrane, Ontario, the surrounding lands and the 115kV transmission line connecting the plant to the provincial grid. The facility, which is equipped with a 27MW gas turbine and a 15MW steam turbine, has been idle since 2015 when its power purchase agreement expired. Its very good condition will however allow a quick restart when the market conditions improve. The onsite natural gas pipeline also offers opportunities for Distributed Gas Solutions Canada (DGSC) and its liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions tailored for mines, remote communities and transportation. HSI is a shareholder of DGSC together with two other shareholders.

Notice of Public Meeting Trenton Lock 1 Hydro LP

Trenton Lock 1 Hydro LP is seeking feedback from the public on the draft Detailed Impact Analysis for the Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project. A Public Community Meeting will be held on February 22nd, 2018 at Quinte West Arena. The Proponent and Parks Canada will be available to discuss the draft Detailed Impact Analysis for the proposed project.

Prestigious award for First Nation Dokis

Dokis First Nations Wins the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award

Waterpower Industry and Aboriginal Relations Advances Clean Energy in Ontario
(November 26, 2014) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is thrilled to congratulate Dokis First Nation and Hydromega Services Inc. for winning the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award. Established in 2011, the Pollution Probe Award celebrates extraordinary achievement by individuals or organizations working toward positive, tangible environmental change and exemplifying in their work the Pollution Probe values, including: inclusive, independent, non-partisan, results-oriented, focused, evidence-based, learning and innovative.
The Okikendawt project is being developed by OWA Member Hydromega Services Inc. and the Dokis First Nation and consists of a waterpower facility with an installed capacity of 10 MW. The project is a model of sustainable development, community building, environmental and cultural stewardship and has earned national recognition.

Premiere Kathleen Wynne presented the award last night to Chief Denise Restoule. In her remarks, Chief Restoule stated “The partners have forged a close and collaborative working relationship through the course of project development, financing, construction, and in 2015, operations. Hydromega is an outstanding project development company with a deep understanding and appreciation for Aboriginal communities. The Dokis First Nation is advised by Chris Henderson of Lumos Energy, Canada’s leading Clean Energy Advisor to Aboriginal communities.”

“Hydromega’s and Dokis First Nation’s significant investment in this project will have direct benefits to the community and the environment,” said Paul Norris, President of Ontario Waterpower Association. “This project is an excellent example of the opportunities that exist across the province to develop new waterpower facilities with local community and Aboriginal partnerships and is the result of an inspiring commitment to an inclusive, community-driven approach to energy resource development.”

The Okikendawt project is located at the site of the Portage Dam on the French River in Ontario. The generation station will be located on Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) land. PWGSC operates two control structures on the French River and one water control structure on the Little French River. These structures are used to control the level of Lake Nipissing and to regulate flows on the French River and the Little French River. The new powerhouse will be built on the West Bank of the existing control structure at Portage Dam.

During project development major efforts were taken to advance a number of key goals, such as; Improving Walleye Fishery Habitat, Protecting Breeding sites of the Blanding’s Turtle, Preserving Ancient Archaeological Pictographs, Planning to Reconstitute the Traditional Chaudiere Portage, and Preserving Stone “Pots” from the Portage Channel.

Source: Ontario Waterpower Association