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July 2017

Nelson Hydro Dam & Community Solar Garden Tour

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Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tour: Waneta Expansion Project
Location: SNC-Lavalin Office Complex 9120 Hwy 22A Trail, BC
Please meet at 9:30 am at the SNC-Lavalin office complex NOT at the dam itself. The office complex is at 9120 Hwy 22A (just south of the Trail airport, fenced compound, second gate on the left). Follow the signs to the safety/orientation room.

Transportation to the project site will be provided from there.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost:
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $10.00

Non-Member Price: $10.00

Student Member Price: $10.00
Note: Special Note: This tour is limited to adults only. Attendees must wear CSA approved work boots, gloves, long sleeve shirts and long pants. Also, if possible, please bring a hard hat, safety glasses, and a Hi-Vis vest (a limited supply of these items will be available if you don't have access to them).

A mandatory visitor's safety briefing will begin at 9:45 am. You must attend this to join the tour, so please don't be late! Our tour will take approximately two hours. Please meet at 9:30 am at the SNC-Lavalin office complex NOT at the dam itself.

The office complex is at 9120 Hwy 22A (just south of the Trail airport, fenced compound, second gate on the left). Follow the signs to the safety/orientation room. Transportation to the project site will be provided from there.
Please join us for a tour of the Nelson Hydro Dam, Solar Garden and then enjoy a BBQ with the branch afterwards. Please see below for a schedule and directions to the event.


Thanks to the generous support and cooperation of SNC-Lavalin, Aecon, Columbia Power Corporation, Fortis Inc., Columbia Basin Trust, and many others, the West Kootenay Branch of APEGBC is pleased to once again offer a tour of the Waneta Expansion Project, located south of Trail, BC.  There have been significant changes since our last tour in February, so please consider joining us.


Built on the Pend d'Oreille River in 1954, upgrades to the original Waneta Dam have seen its capacity more than double to today's 450 megawatts, yet the current generating plant still does not use all of the available water flow.  The Waneta Expansion Project includes the construction of an additional 335 megawatt powerhouse immediately downstream of the existing dam.  The project requires moving the equivalent of 50,000 truckloads of material, yet without the need for new dam construction and new or additional reservoir flooding, this project has a reduced environmental impact compared to an all-new site.

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