Yellow Falls is a 16-MW run-of-river hydroelectric power station located on the Mattagami River at Yellow Falls , approximately 18 kilometers upstream (south) of the town of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.
The Project consists of a powerhouse containing two 8 MW turbines (16 MW total) that are closely coupled to the intake, concrete dam, spill facilities including two sections or rubber dam and related infrastructures across the Mattagami River at Yellow Falls.
The Environmental assessment of the Project addresses regulatory requirements outlined in the Electricity Projects Regulation of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. An Environmental Screening Assessment, including preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) was prepared and the Statement of Completion (“SOC”) was published on August 20, 2013. The Ministry of Environmental acknowledged the reception of the SOC in a letter dated November 22, 2013.