Funds are being made available for people interested in taking part in the environmental assessment of the proposed Amisk Hydroelectric Project on the Peace River. Earlier this year, the 300 megawatt dam was referred to an independent review panel due to its potential to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
Members of the public and Indigenous groups can apply to get funding from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to review and comment on the panel’s Terms of Reference and the project’s Environmental Impact Statement. They can also go towards prepping and taking part in the public hearing and commenting on potential conditions if it is approved.
The hydroelectric facility would be roughly 15 kilometres upstream of Dunvegan and would generate an estimated 1,8755 gigawatt hours of electricity a year. Applications are due May 2nd.