Materials created for the De Salaberry East Station project:
We have developed and submitted an environmental assessment for the De Salaberry East Station project to Manitoba Sustainable Development. This project is classified as a Class 2 development under The Environment Act (Manitoba).
The environmental assessment for the project includes:
- characterization of the environment;
- identification of potential effects on people and the environment;
- determination of mechanisms to avoid or reduce potential adverse effects while enhancing beneficial effects.
Environmental Assessment Report – September 28, 2017
- Executive Summary and contents (PDF, 239 KB);
- Chapter 1 – Introduction and background (PDF, 2.2 MB);
- Chapter 2 – Project need and alternatives (PDF, 130 KB);
- Chapter 3 – Site selection process (PDF, 2 MB);
- Chapter 4 – Project description (PDF, 1.1 MB);
- Chapter 5 – Public engagement process (PDF, 159 KB);
- Chapter 6 – Indigenous engagement process (PDF, 156 KB);
- Chapter 7 – Existing environment (PDF, 445 KB);
- Chapter 8 – Assessment approach and methods (PDF, 187 KB);
- Chapter 9 – Effects assessment and mitigation (PDF, 349 KB);
- Chapter 10 – Environmental protection and follow-up (PDF, 588 KB);
- Chapter 11 – Conclusions (PDF, 129 KB);
- Chapter 12 – References (PDF, 146 KB);
- Appendix A – Public engagement process materials (PDF, 1.2 MB);
- Appendix B – Cultural and heritage resources protection plan (PDF, 4.2 MB);
- Appendix C – Wildlife timing windows (PDF, 216 KB);
- Appendix D – Wildlife buffers and setbacks (PDF, 213 KB);
- Appendix E – Agricultural biosecurity standard operating procedures (PDF, 1.8 MB).
In selecting a site for De Salaberry East Station, we worked to balance different concerns and preferences. Aspects considered in the decision making for the De Salaberry East site included:
- project management (e.g. schedule, cost);
- biophysical concerns (e.g. species at risk, wildlife);
- socio-economic aspects (e.g. heritage sites, subdivisions);
- station layout and design (e.g. placement, access, future planning);
- transmission line planning and design (e.g. load concerns, future development, standards);
- distribution line and station planning (e.g. road access, load growth needs);
- property-related concerns (e.g. land use, existing infrastructure).
As well, feedback received from the public, First Nations and Metis regarding previous projects in the area, (Bipole III Transmission Project and the St. Vital Transmission Complex), was reviewed and considered in the decision-making process.
We believe that the selected site balances various internal and external interests, and will best serve the communities who will benefit from enhanced reliability of their local electrical network.