Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1770

L'Anse au Loup Diesel Plant Upgrade

Proponent:  Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a proposal to replace an existing 600 kilowatt diesel generator with a larger 1.8 megawatt model at the L’Anse au Loup Diesel Generating Station in southern Labrador.  This proposal is in response to a June 2012 load forecast made by the Public Utilities Board that requires a capacity upgrade to ensure reliable power is available should power not be available from Hydro Quebec due to an emergency or planned maintenance.  The proposal will also involve the installation of a particulate filter, a higher exhaust stack than currently exists and various pieces of equipment to facilitate the installation of a new unit.  There will be no change in the generating station footprint and a new 5,000 litre diesel tank will be installed inside the plant.

  • November 5, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 12, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • December 19, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • December 23, 2014 - The minister announced that the project is released.

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