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About the project

 

A world class pumped storage project

This project is one of the largest climate-change initiatives being developed in Canada. Its state-of-the-art design incorporates the latest and best technologies to fully enhance a reliable and proven energy storage technology that accounts for 95 per cent of global energy storage.

The project's zero emission footprint makes it an environmentally responsible energy solution for Ontario that will also help Canada meet its 2030 target of a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Aside from benefiting the climate, the project will ensure Ontario gets the most value from its power generation, storing excess energy at night, during periods of low demand, and providing an energy balance by delivering that stored energy during the day, at times of extreme weather, during periods of high demand, reliably and responsibly. The project will reduce the need for reliance on natural-gas-fired power generation, will save Ontario ratepayers $250 million per year, and create 1,000 jobs during development and construction.

Proposed Pumped Storage location near Meaford Ontario

Media Advisory:

TC Energy reaches agreement with National Defence to develop proposed world-class pumped storage project

TC Energy will develop a transformative 1,000-megawatt clean energy storage project, subject to conditions and regulatory approval. The Ontario Pumped Storage Project, proposed to be constructed on Department of National Defence’s 4th Canadian Division Training Centre property, will be Ontario’s largest energy storage project, optimizing the province’s electricity system and delivering more than $250 million in annual savings to electricity consumers.

Read the full Media Advisory.

Getting the most value for Ontario’s electricity

Anticipated Project Timeline

2019 to 2028

Communications and engagement with local communities and Indigenous group

2019 to 2021

TC Energy Feasibility Assessment

2020

Department of National Defence (DND) Decision on Site Access

2021 to 2023

Environmental Assessment Process

2024

Anticipated regulatory decisions and permitting process

2024 to 2028

Construction

2028

Operations

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