Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project

Location City of Quinte West, On
Installed Capacity Up to 7 MW
Generating Flow Renewable Fuel Waterpower

Project Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project

Ontario LRP I RFP


In March 2016, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released the list of 16 contracts that have been offered under the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP), a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects generally greater than 500 kilowatts.

The Trenton hydroelectric project which is currently being developed by Hydromega was amongst those projects selected by the IESO.

The 16 contracts offered represent 454.885 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy capacity. This capacity contributes to the achievement of the province’s renewable energy targets. The results include:

  • five wind contracts totalling 299.5 MW, with a weighted average price of 8.59 cents/kWh;
  • seven solar contracts totalling 139.885 MW, with a weighted average price of 15.67 cents/kWh; and
  • four hydroelectric contracts totalling 15.5 MW, with a weighted average price of 17.59 cents/kWh.

Of these, more than 80 percent or 13 projects (319.9 MW) include participation from one or more Aboriginal communities, which is the case for the Trenton project. That includes five projects with more than 50 percent Aboriginal participation. Additionally, 75 percent of the successful proposals had received support from local municipalities, and more than 60 percent had support from abutting landowners.

Hydromega is an independent power producer of renewable energy specialized in the conception, construction, financing and operation of independent electric facilities in Quebec and Ontario.

Draft Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA)

The Draft Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) and technical supporting documents is now available for review.

Draft Detailed Impact Assessment – Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project
Appendix A – Figures
Appendix B – Engineering Drawings
Appendix C – Wildlife Habitat Assessment Tables
Technical Support Documentation – Aquatic
Technical Support Documentation – Archaeological
Technical Support Documentation – Baseline Noise
Technical Support Documentation – Cultural Heritage
Technical Support Documentation – Stakeholder Engagement
Technical Support Documentation – Surface Water Quality
Technical Support Documentation – Terrestrial

Notice of Public Meeting Trenton Lock 1 Hydro L.P
February 22nd, 2018, City of Quinte West, Ontario

Public Community Meeting
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.


Quinte West Arena, Auditorium
8 Couch Crescent,
Quinte West, Ontario,
K8V 1G8

Date: February 22nd 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Project Description
The proposed Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project (the “Project”) is located in the City of Quinte West in Ontario on Parks Canada Agency’s land. The Project will be connected to the Hydro-One Networks Inc. distribution system. The maximum installed capacity of the Project may reach up to 7 MW. The final arrangement of the Project will be refined as results of site investigations, engineering, environmental features and public consultations.

Community Engagement Plan
Hydromega has been developing renewable energy projects for more than 27 years and we take great pride in the efforts made to develop successful projects that have benefited from high social acceptability.

In order to meet high standards of consultation, and as per the LRP I requirements, Hydromega has prepared a Community Engagement Plan which details the public consultation measures that will be put in place during the development of the Project.

The objectives of this consultation process are:

  • Identifying interested parties and stakeholders,
  • Engaging early in the development process with interested parties and stakeholders;
  • Consulting with local and regional communities and First Nations;
  • Providing detailed information on the Project;
  • Identifying interested parties and stakeholders’ concerns in order to address them at all stage of the development.

Consultation will enable Hydromega to obtain and use stakeholders knowledge for Project development and in the assessment of any potential environmental impacts.

The Community Engagement Plan can be consulted here.

Site Consideration Information
Hydromega has prepared detailed maps of the Project and connection line. These maps present the location of the Project, key features of the Project, municipal and properties boundaries as well as other features of interest.

The Site Consideration Information maps can be consulted here.

Trenton Lock 1 Hydro Project
Qualified Applicant : Hydromega Services Inc.
Registered Proponent : Trenton Lock 1 Hydro LP

Daniel Gillenwater, Project Director
Hydromega Services Inc.
1134, Ste-Catherine West, 12th Floor
Montreal (Quebec) H3B 1H4
P : 514.392.9266 x108
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