Our vision of the Chaudière Falls expansion project is three-fold: produce clean, renewable energy in an environmentally responsible way; be an open public space to be enjoyed by all; and serve as a place of recognition and celebration of Canada’s First Nations and Ottawa’s industrialist past.
The expansion project will change the way people access and experience Chaudière Falls.
Built entirely below ground, the project is designed to have minimal-to-zero impacts on the visual, natural and aquatic environments. To ensure safe fish passage through our facility we’ve incorporated leading technological solutions to protect migrating American eel, endangered under the Ontario Endangered Species Act (ESA), and facilitate their upstream migration past the numerous hydro-electric facilities at Chaudière. In addition, there are new spawning beds being built downstream to promote the recovery efforts associated with sturgeon (also endangered under the ESA).
Using your mouse, move the slider for a glimpse of what our site will look like once complete.
Our new below-grade 29-megawatt hydroelectric facility will feed into the provincial grid and power 20,000 homes with clean, renewable energy; reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 115,000 metric tons of CO2 every year.
Day in and day out, you can watch history being made by following the progress of our Chaudière project with our on-site webcam.