Project Update 800 Megawatt Power Generation Facility. Guswhenta Developments October 6, 2007. Project Recap.
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October 6, 2007
Environmental Issues and Review
Preliminary Review of Water Treatment Technology
Completion of Comparison Case Study Financial Analyses
Confirmation of Beneficial Bulk Natural Gas Purchases
Establishment of a Community Trust Fund
2 Million Committed to Date
Impact of Emissions
The proponents have prepared a diagram that illustrates how emissions from the new facility would impact the portion of the reserve where the majority of the Six Nations membership resides. An analysis of historic empirical ‘wind rose’ data indicates that the main portion of the reserve will be subject to prevailing winds twelve percent (12%) of the time versus the forty-six percent (46%) that the reserve currently experiences from the Nanticoke coal-fired plant. It is also noteworthy that, as previously mentioned, the emissions from the new plant will contain only a small fraction of the emissions that are currently discharged from the Nanticoke plant that, when combined, will reduce the exposure to Six Nations residents by a range of approximately fifteen (15) times.
Wind Prevalence Towards Six Nations
from Power Plants
Arrows indicate the percentage of time prevailing winds would direct any emissions towards the most heavily populated portions of the Six Nations Reserve. *Note that the total amount of emissions from the Brantford location would be significantly less than that currently experienced from the Nanticoke coal-fired facility.
Q: Are agreements already in place with OPG and the Province of Ontario?
A: No. They have been made aware of the project and are extremely supportive. Ultimate jurisdiction over the project will rightfully rest with Six Nations.
Q: Could this type of plant be built in the actual community as opposed to the proposed site?
A: No. There is not an adequate source of water in our community that could meet required cooling capacities. Furthermore, the existing grid is unable to accept an input of this magnitude of power without a complete overhaul of the transmission system which is economically unfeasible under the scope of this project.
Draft Letter of SupportIn order to proceed, it is requested that a letter such as the following be drafted in order to illustrate Confederacy support.