Hydroelectricity is an easy choice for Canadians, but developing hydropower projects is not so simple. Changing regulations and the special needs of Aboriginal communities provide significant challenges to power generators and governments.
Hydropower provides about two-thirds of Canada’s power and is increasingly providing energy across the US border to help meet clean energy demands.
Arcadis understands. Clients need a partner that can provide full-service environmental assessments and works successfully in a changing regulatory environment. Our experienced team leads the way in these often uncertain circumstances to avoid costly delays.
Many hydropower projects in Canada are developed in remote communities, including those of Aboriginal Peoples. These hydropower projects directly affect the surrounding ecosystems, lifestyle, and activities of these communities. We have intimate knowledge and expertise in working with Aboriginal Peoples, and success in working to acceptability of projects.
"Hydropower projects directly affect the surrounding ecosystems, lifestyle, and activities of communities."
Arcadis has a 10-year track record of managing hydropower environmental assessments under four different regulatory processes. And, we scale to our customers’ needs – from $20M - $2B projects, with environmental work for clients from the conceptual through construction phases. The environmental assessments we’ve produced have led to the construction and redevelopment of eight generating stations in Ontario.
We’re here to help get it done. Hydropower is renewable, clean, reliable and cost-competitive with other sources of electricity. And that matters to all of us.
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