Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1357

Ramea Wind-Hydrogen Diesel Project

Proponent: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has outlined a research initiative (2007-2011) for a Remote Community Wind-Hydrogen-Diesel Energy Solution to integrate renewable energy supply into isolated electrical distribution systems. It involves the combination of hydrogen production, storage and electricity generation technologies with wind generation technology and diesel generation technology. The project will allow wind power to be used to produce and store hydrogen. The hydrogen will then be used later to produce electricity through an internal combustion hydrogen generator. Physical features include: a hydrogen electrolyser, storage tanks, associated generating units, and one-to-three wind turbines (30-50 metres). Ramea is an island community located approximately eight kilometres off the south coast of Newfoundland near Burgeo.

  • October 29, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 5, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • December 13, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 10, 2008 - The Minister releases the undertaking from environmental assessment subject to conditions.

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