Key Issues

Proposed Pump Storage Project

TC Energy is proposing to develop an energy storage facility that would provide 1,000 megawatts of flexible, clean energy to Ontario’s electricity system using a process known as pumped storage.

Save Georgian Bay

Save Georgian Bay, a Meaford-based citizen’s group with supporters across the region, opposes TC Energy’s proposed pumped storage project co-located at the existing 4th Canadian Division Training Centre on Department of National Defence (DND) lands in Meaford (on the Niagara Escarpment and in Georgian Bay).

Environmental Impact

The Save Georgian Bay Association issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment report that challenges the claim of TC Energy that this project is “One of Canada’s largest climate change initiatives.” As claimed, the proposed project will not reduce carbon levels in the earth’s atmosphere. In fact, it will likely increase carbon levels, as discussed in Section 8.0. Our research concludes a net increase in carbon emissions when all factors are considered. Furthermore, others have proposed viable alternatives that achieve the purpose of off-peak energy utilization while reducing carbon emissions and not harming the environment or posing a risk to human life. 

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A petition containing more than 3000 signatures indicates that the community is an unwilling host.
TCE needs to be held accountable to the highest standard of care, based on their history of low environmental intelligence
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One comment on “Unwilling Host”

  1. here is a thought, how come the federal government will let TC Energy dig and destroy Cape Rich when no-one unless the military can use the land because of all the un-exploded ammunition, which deems the land UNSAFE….if it doesn’t make sense it is not right. Apparently from what I also read from TC energy, the Niagara Escarpment says its ok to build the power plant and the fisheries department also, people who own land on the Niagara escarpment have to jump through hoops to even build on their own land….that does not make sense either. TC also said they planted 500 saplings at Woodford, does that make sense, when they are cutting down mature and old growth forests and destroy the habitats of wildlife. Why isn’t every town/city around the bay not up in arms also about this project, it affects everyone on the bay. The federal government wants “green”, how can TC energy destroy the forests and our precious water which all life depend on to live……besides that the federal government gave a billion dollars to the hydrogen cell project that will generate more electricity without destroying our precious water and wildlife, AND apparently the hydrogen cell will be ready to go around the same time they are done building and destroying the forests and and bay. If anyone that should be allowed on the military base land, it should be the descendants of the people who had to give up their homes for training of our military in WW2, not TC Energy

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