Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) is proposing to
develop up to 78 megawatts of renewable hydroelectric power through the
construction of one generating station on the Little Jackfish River (Proposed
The location of the Proposed Undertaking is the Little
Jackfish River, which flows south from the Ogoki Reservoir into Lake Nipigon,
about two hundred kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay. Refer to the
Maps and Figures section of this website for a
map of the project location.
Last year, OPG changed the scope for the Little Jackfish
River Hydroelectric Project. The scope now includes the development of
renewable hydroelectric power at one generating station (GS). The scope change
also includes the automation of the existing Summit Control Dam located at the
north end of the Little Jackfish River. The proposed generating station will
consist of a dam, the construction of an approximately 180 kilometre long 230
kilovolt transmission line that will connect the GS to the provincial grid east
of The Town of Nipigon, and a 25 kilovolt transmission line that will connect
the GS to Summit Control Dam. The generating station will have an installed
capacity of about 78 megawatts and an annual output of approximately 380
gigawatt hours of energy. At full capacity, this is enough electricity to power
about 78,000 homes.
As of June, 2011, OPG is in Phase 2 - Definition for the
added scope to the Project, including the transmission facilities and the
automation of Summit Control Dam. For the proposed Generating Station, OPG is
in Phase 3 - Assessment.
An amended Project Description is available on this
website and describes in more detail the changes in scope to the Project.
OPG is currently completing the environment assessment
and will be holding Open Houses the week of June 4th in Beardmore, Nipigon,
Armstrong and Thunder Bay. Please go to the Open House page for more
In order to facilitate communication and the
distribution of project information, OPG is building a stakeholder list. Please
see the contacts section of this web site to add
your name to the stakeholder list in order to receive regular updates about the
OPG welcomes your input about the proposed undertaking.
Bringing together all relevant viewpoints at the earliest opportunity in the
planning of this Project is more likely to ensure that all potential concerns
and issues are considered during the environmental assessment process.