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Peterborough Utilities Buckhorn Hydro

Overview 

Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) is one of four major business groups within the Peterborough Utilities Group of Companies.  PUI has been responsible for the management of electrical generation and continues to pursue projects focused on renewable and clean energy resources including waterpower, solar and bio gas.

Currently PUI owns and operates approximately 40 Megawatts (MW) of installed capacity including solar, biogas and water power facilities.

On March 9th, 2016 PUI was awarded a generation contract by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) through their Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) program for the construction of a new water power project located adjacent to Lock 31 in Buckhorn, Ontario.  For more information on the LRP program, please consult the IESO website at http://www.powerauthority.on.ca/large-renewable-procurement/lrp-overview.

Currently PUI is proposing to design, build and operate a 1.5 to 2.5 Megawatt water power project located in the Township of Selwyn and the Municipality of Trent Lakes, in the County of Peterborough, at or near Lock 31 of the Trent-Severn Waterway.  It is important to note that detailed planning, environmental assessments and consultation will occur as part of the project's initial activities.  This also includes the completion of all permitting and approval processes with municipal, provincial and federal agencies, including Parks Canada. 

Project Community Liaison Committee

In response to requests from local citizens and businesses, Peterborough Utilities Inc. has established a Community Liaison Committee for the Buckhorn Hydro project, in order to continue our dialog about the project with the general community.  
 
The committee has been developed with the assistance of local municipality officials, and includes members representing local interest groups, businesses and the general public.  While meetings are not open to the general public, minutes and agendas are available for review through the links provided below.  
 
Peterborough Utilities Inc. is committed to continual public engagement about this project.  We encourage members of the public to contact us directly to discuss the project, or any concerns or questions you may have.  We also encourage the public to forward their questions or concerns to members of the Community Liaison Committee.

Detailed information related to the Peterborough Utilities Buckhorn Hydro project can be found through the following links:

Public Community Meeting Results

Documents and Project Information

Contact Information

PETERBOROUGH UTILITIES INC.

Eric R. Prevost
Manager, Generation Projects
Tel: 705-748-9301 ext. 1355
eprevost@pui.ca

Paul Ernsting
Generation Project Manager
Tel: 705-748-9301 ext. 1284
pernsting@pui.ca