Associated led the delivery of a Long-Term Monitoring Plan for six run-of-river hydroelectric facilities located in the Harrison and Stave watersheds. As specified in the facilities’ Conditional Water Licence Authorizations and under the Fisheries Act, implementation of the Long-Term Monitoring Plan is required for the first 5 years of operation, followed by continued data analysis.
As part of the Whatshan Generating Station Water Use Plan, BC Hydro is required to complete a fish salvage in the Lower Whatshan River following the ceastation of spill events at Whatshan Dam. Associated has completed fish salvage operations since 2002.
Opportunties to generate electricity exists in our natural waterbodies as well as in our water supply/distribution systems. Natural waterbodies with high volume of flow and/or high head differential provide good opportunties for low-head and run-of-river type hydro electricity generation. Hydraulic energy recovery at reservoirs, outfalls and pressure reducing valve stations can be cost effective when pump-as-turbine strategies are applied. Associated Engineering can provide the full range of services required to study, optimize, develop, permit and engineer small hydropower projects.
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