Conawapa Generating Station - Environmental Impact Statement
|Location:||Lower Nelson River, Manitoba|
|Date:||1988-2016 (withdrawn in 1992; resumed in 2004; project work terminated in 2016)|
Services Provided by NSC:
The 1300 MW Conawapa GS project is one of Manitoba Hydro's options for future hydroelectric generation. Detailed planning commenced in 1988 and continued until the project was deferred in 1992. Detailed planning recommenced in 2004 and continued until 2014 when the project was again deferred.
During both planning stages, NSC was responsible for the aquatic component of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). NSC was also responsible for the resource use component of the more recent EIA process. The information generated from these studies, along with traditional knowledge provided by the First Nations, was to be used to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed development and determine future monitoring programs.
NSC's role in the project: