To Protect and Preserve Our Land, Our Water, Our Community
Support our fight to Save Georgian Bay with a contribution towards our efforts to uncover the facts about the proposed pumped storage project by TC Energy and to petition all levels of government and inform citizens around Georgian Bay and all Ontarians.
Save Georgian Bay is supported by residents of the Meaford community. Our objective is to inform the public about a Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project being proposed on the 4th Canadian Division Training Base in Meaford, Ontario by TransCanada Energy. This site contains information about the project itself and how you can voice your opinions and concerns.
Greenbelt and Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve
The Province of Ontario has reversed many bad decisions in the last five years. We know the Pumped Storage Project is no different than ravaging the Green Belt. The DND lands designated as an army training facility are carved out of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. Thus becoming a target for the TC Energy Pump Storage.
In a fight for freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but whatever you do, you must keep moving forward.”
There was never a good argument for removing lands from the Greenbelt. The benefit claims for the Pumped Storage Project also don’t add up. The Ford government has learned a lesson on the importance of proper public consultation when making decisions that affect the natural environment. The Pumped Storage Project should be next on the list.
TC Energy Project a Threat to Endangered Species
- September 30, 2023 – Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to conduct a final analysis of Ontario Pumped Storage to validate its role as part of Ontario’s electricity system and provide their research to the Ministry of Energy.
- November 30, 2023 – Minister of Energy will make a final determination on Ontario Pumped Storage
- 2023- Decision for TCE partnership has yet to be confirmed by Saugeen Ojibwa Nation (SON). However, TCE claims that SON partnership is a done deal and includes it in its presentation to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO).
- 2024 – TCE Board of Directors will make the final investment decision regarding the construction of the Ontario Pump Storage.
ERO 019-7337: Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05
We are surprised that the Ontario government would support this energy storage project which, when compared to the alternatives, such as an Oneida battery storage facility, has major shortcomings … Read MoreRupert Kindersley Executive Director Georgian Bay Association
Have Your Say: Important Opportunity to Comment on Pumped Storage Facility Regulations – Community letter feedback campagn to Gautam Jindal, Ontario Ministry of Energy – ended August 15, 2023 … Read MoreSave Georgian Bay Association
Our Concern: The TCE Pumped Storage Project
TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Pipeline) is proposing to build an open loop 1000 megawatt Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Plant (PSP) on the shores of Georgian Bay.
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The author of the Official Song of Municipality of Meaford “Meet me in Meaford” changes lyrics to reflect the proposition of PSP construction.