TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) owns and operates the Upper Mamquam River Hydroelectric Facility. As part of TransAlta’s Interim Leave to Commence Operations, information was required pertaining to the ramping rates (i.e. rate of change of discharge) and procedures used at the hydroelectric facility. Associated Environmental (AE) designed and implement a site-specific ramping rate study plan to investigate, test, and recommend thresholds and ramping rates for the facility.
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.
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.
Providing vegetation expertise to BC Hydro utilizing a detailed understanding of a broad range of ecosystems, restoration and reclamation techniques, vegetation species, vegetation communities, soil, and ecosystem and species responses to reservoir operation for hydropower generation.
Associated offers multi-discipline engineering and environmental services to serve the power and energy sector. We bring technical expertise in to a wide variety of energy fields, including small hydro projects, district energy, biofuels, and solar energy. Our energy experts are supported by multi-discipline expertise in civil, hydrology, hydraulics, structural, mechanical, electrical and controls engineering, as well as fish, wildlife, vegetation, and regulatory experts.
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