Name of the project /

construction of a new thermal generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Puvirnituq

construction of a new thermal generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Puvirnituq
Proponent /
Hydro-Québec
Expected date of construction /
Community /
Puvirnituq

Affected area

The construction of a new thermal generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Puvirnituq, on cat III lands, should take place 1.5 km west from homes and 2.5km away from the airport.

Step of the procedure /

Project submission
Evaluation
Preparation of impact study
Review and public participation
Decision and authorization

Decision

Under section 188 and Schedule A of the EQA, any fossil-fuel-fired thermal generating station with a heating capacity of 3,000 kW or more is subject to the environmental and social impact assessment and review procedure. The backup generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Puvirnituq is therefore automatically subject to this procedure.

Description

The project involves the construction of a new thermal generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Puvirnituq, on cat III lands, 1.5 km west from homes and 2.5km away from the airport. The generating station will initially be equipped with two generating sets of 1.861 MW each and two generating sets of 1.387 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 6.5 MW. It will be designed to house up to four 1.861 MW generating sets, for a total installed capacity of 7.4 MW. The project also includes the installation of solar panels on the generating station building, for a power output of up to 20 kW.