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Stanley Adamson Open House on March 19
March 3, 2007

From the Physical Resources Department

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE STANLEY ADAMSON POWERHOUSE, TRENT UNIVERSITY, OTONABEE RIVER, ONTARIO

In accordance with the consultation requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, a public Open House to which the public is cordially invited will be held on Monday March 19, 2007, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Trent University, Blackburn Hall Room 134, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 7B8, to convey project information and to solicit input from interested members of the public.

Trent University further gives notice that on September 6, 2006 an application was filed with the Director of Waterpower, Parks Canada Agency, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to upgrade the Stanley Adamson Hydroelectric Powerhouse. The project is located on the Otonabee River at Peterborough, Ontario on Trent University endowment lands.

Trent University is proposing to replace the three aging generators in the Stanley Adamson Powerhouse (SAPH), which is locally known as the Nassau Mills Generating Station, and rehabilitate the existing structure on the Otonabee River in the City of Peterborough. Trent University has considered four alternatives as well as a “do nothing option” as part of the feasibility and environmental assessment for the project. Based on Trent University’s evaluation of these options, the preferred alternative would consist of replacing the three existing turbines (2.2 MW) with three Ecobulb® turbines with an installed generation capacity of 3.9 MW. The proposed project will remain a “run-of-the-river” design of hydroelectric generation with the turbines being replaced and the infrastructure rehabilitated. The existing conditions in the river will not change. Electricity generated will be used by the University.

An environmental screening for the project will be conducted in accordance with provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The intent of this notice is:

  • To determine the level of public interest or objection to the project.
  • To request public input on the project through a public information meeting.
  • To allow the public an opportunity to provide additional information to the proponent so that any unanticipated impacts can be identified, avoided or mitigated

Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, interested parties are encouraged to provide comments or objections in writing within thirty (30) days of this notice to: Director of Waterpower, Parks Canada Agency, P.O. Box 567, 2155 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Z6. Comments and objections will be considered only if they are in writing.

For more information, please contact John Wordley, Director of Physical Resources, Trent University, 705-748-1011 ext. 7308



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