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Dalhousie Decommissioning Phase II

Project Background

The Dalhousie Generating Station closure and decommissioning, referred to as Phase I, occurred over a four-year period between 2013 to 2017. This included removal of a portion of the fuel pipeline and infrastructure at the Port of Dalhousie. Dalhousie Decommissioning Phase II will include removal of the tank farm and existing infrastructure at the station site and decommissioning of the remaining fuel pipeline; which historically transported fuel from the West Wharf at the Port of Dalhousie, through the town to the Dalhousie Generating Station.

An Environmental Impact Assessment for the closure and decommissioning of the Dalhousie Generating Station was completed in November 2012 and the Department of Environment and Local Government issued the Minister’s Determination, Conditions for Approval on July 22, 2013. NB Power continues to monitor the decommissioned site to ensure conditions remain within acceptable environmental limits.

Before NB Power can proceed with Phase II, it will seek approval from the Department of Environment and Local government. This is through the approval to construct process for site activities; including the pipeline and tank farm along with the remaining infrastructure at the station. In addition, it will seek approval from the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board to decommission the remaining fuel pipeline.

Proposed Project Schedule

Project Activities Timelines
Engagement with First Nations and Stakeholders Ongoing throughout the project
Planning and engineering Winter / Spring 2021
Regulatory permitting Summer / Fall 2021
Procurement (tank farm and fuel pipeline) Summer / Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Decommission activities commence (tank farm and fuel pipeline) Fall / Winter 2021 and Summer 2022

Environmental Impact Assessment

The Environmental Impact Assessment and Conditions for Approval are available on the Department of Environment and Local Government’s website.

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