McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project
McLymont Creek, in northwestern BC, is the site of a clean, renewable-energy project, a run-of-river hydro power facility with a capacity of 55-70 megawatts. Working with AltaGas, Hemmera is proving comprehensive environment assessment and management services under both provincial and federal EA acts.
Run-of-river hydro electric projects like the McLymont Creek Project capture energy from the natural flow or fall of water to deliver clean, renewable electrical power. The power produced by this AltaGas project will be sold to BC Hydro for distribution through the provincial grid, providing an environmentally responsible power source that offsets the use of non-renewable energy. On a national and global scale, the project will also contribute to Canada’s commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In this project, we are providing comprehensive environmental management services, including the coordination and delivery of the environmental assessment. Our multi-disciplinary project group includes senior scientists and our fisheries and aquatics team. This project requires significant technical and regulatory expertise, with the environmental assessment harmonized to meet the requirements of federal and provincial legislation (the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the BC Environmental Assessment Act). Working closely with AltaGas and regulators, we are leading the assessment of potential environmental effects, and developing mitigation strategies to avoid and/or minimize any adverse outcomes.
The McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project establishes Hemmera as a leader in environmental management and assessments for run-of-river projects.